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Jupiter mission is set to explore icy worlds

By Aylin Woodward

13 Apr 2023 · 3 min read

A spacecraft nicknamed Juice will today embark on a mission to study three of Jupiter’s largest moons, the WSJ reports. Among other things it will search for underground oceans that could harbor life.

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A historic mission to Jupiter is about to blast off.

The European Space Agency’s spacecraft nicknamed Juice—for Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer—is set to begin an eight-year journey toward the planet and three of its largest moons. Juice is scheduled to launch Friday morning Eastern Time from a spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana, after an earlier attempt was scrubbed because of lightning risk.

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