JUNO MISSION EXTENDED
NASA’s Jupiter mission, Juno, has been extended for another three years. Originally, Juno was to be crashed into the planet in July to protect the potentially habitable icy moons from contamination. However, trouble with the engines meant Juno has only done 14 of the 32 planetary flybys planned for the primary mission. The extension will allow Juno to finish its task. There’s potential to extend this deadline again, depending on how well Juno continues to withstand Jupiter’s radiation.