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NASA’s Juno zooms in on Jupiter

On Independence Day, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and beam photos and other data 1.8 billion miles back to Earth.

After traveling five years and 1,740 million miles at more than 150,000 miles per hour, Juno will be the closest any spacecraft has ever been to Jupiter. At the end of its landmark mission, @NASA will crash Juno into the gas giant.

In advance of this event, @NewsHour has gathered a special Twitter preview to show the scope, impact and innovation of this project.

See below for our recap of the #Juno to Jupiter preview.

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