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NASA Has A Plan For Juno Once It Completes Its Orbit, Know What!

Space explorations have always had me in awe, ever since I was a little girl. And, one of my wishful imagination remains to go there, out in the space and see how beautiful this planet of ours, and things beyond it, look. I'm sure that many of you have the same wish, too! A recent milestone in the field was when Juno entered the orbit of Jupiter.

The motive behind the exploration was to find out for any alien life existing on its moon- Europa. Yup! That's where the most chances of finding life beyond Earth exist! But, here is something about what NASA plans to do with Juno after it is done with orbiting Jupiter. I had lost my mind on this one.

NASA Has A Plan For Juno Once It Completes Its Orbit, Know What!

NASA Has A Plan For Juno Once It Completes Its Orbit, Know What!

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Do you know what happened to Juno predecessor?

Do you know what happened to Juno predecessor?

It was Galileo, back in 2003. And, Juno will repeat what Galileo had faced!

$1.1 billion satellite!

$1.1 billion satellite!

Yes, the satellite cost that much! (Only!)

Well, it will be flung into Jupiter and left to burn!

Well, it will be flung into Jupiter and left to burn!

Yes, $1.1 billion, just like that! No, NASA is not about some spoilt brats doing a trick.

Here's the thing!

Here's the thing!

There are strict rules about contamination in outer space, followed by NASA and its Office of Planetary Protection. We don't want to leave any tiniest organism there, and then send out another exploration only to find the one we put there!

Sounds fair!

Sounds fair!

This is actually to protect Jupiter's moons from any pollution, as the atmosphere around Jupiter will kill any bacteria that might have stuck onto Juno before it was sent. This method is known as de-orbit technically! Galileo's deorbitation wasn't predecided, but was spontaneous when scientists realized the moons might actually be hospitable!

This de-orbit animation shows how it will actually happen!

Well, another problem, of space junk being collected, gets resolved with this.

Now flaunt this knowledge in front of your friends!

Now flaunt this knowledge in front of your friends!

Share the information with your near and dear ones.

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