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Closing in on Jupiter’s past

August 3, 2011

It will be one wild ride.

After arcing over Jupiter’s north pole, the spacecraft will rip past the planet’s equator at 60 kilometres per second, threading the gap between swirling cloud tops and a zone of high-energy radiation that would fry its delicate electronics. It will then swing out into space and repeat the harrowing journey 32 times more.

Source:
http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110801/full/476013a.html

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