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Life, Unbounded

To Jupiter

Farewell Earth (NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems)

On October 9th, 2013, NASA’s Juno mission completed an Earth ‘flyby’ to gain a little extra velocity (a gravitational slingshot maneuver that steals a tiny bit of Earth’s momentum) to get it to Jupiter in 2016. Here’s the mission’s course trajectory in this first panel.   Right now the spacecraft is again moving away from [...]

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