University of Leicester and the Juno mission to Jupiter

The University of Leicester is home to the only formal UK science lead for the Juno mission, NASA's programme to study our solar system's largest planet, Jupiter. Planetary scientists and astronomers from our Department of Physics and Astronomy will be studying the gas giant's magnetosphere, dynamic atmosphere and its beautiful polar auroras.

NASA's Juno spacecraft is due to arrive at Jupiter on 4 July 2016 and Jupiter Orbital Insertion (JOI) begins at 8:18 p.m. PDT (4:18am BST on 5 July). You can find out more about the University of Leicester's involvement in this fascinating project on this website and more information on the mission itself can be found on the NASA JOI Online Press Kit.

Click the buttons below to find out more about the University's work at the different stages of the mission:

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