In 2011 a spacecraft was launched by NASA. Its name is Juno.
Juno’s mission is to map out Jupiter: its magnetic and gravitation fields, its interior structure and its composition. But, most of all, Juno will help scientists understand Jupiter’s formation – and therefore learn more about the origin of the solar system.
Like the sun, Jupiter is mostly hydrogen and helium, so it must have formed early. How this happened, however, is unclear. Jupiter and its moons are like a solar system inside another.
In July 2016 Juno finally reached Jupiter’s orbit. But from October on, Juno will be close enough to Jupiter to collect information about it. We’re in the realm of giants.
Access www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/overview/index.html and www.news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/nasa-juno-mission-jupiter-arrives-orbit-planets-space/ to expand your Solar System culture.