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Unlocking the secrets of the Jupiter's Icy Moons

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Unlocking the secrets of the Jupiter's Icy Moons

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In this edition of Space we set a course for Jupiter, destination of the next European Space Agency mission JUICE. The aim of JUICE (JUpiter ICy moon

In this edition of Space we set a course for Jupiter, destination of the next European Space Agency mission JUICE.

The aim of JUICE (JUpiter ICy moon Explorer) is to provide the most comprehensive exploration of the giant planet and, in particular, of its moons; supposedly hiding habitable zones under their icy crusts.

Jupiter is more than eleven times larger than Earth but is mainly made of gas. During its three and a half year mission, which blasts off in 2022, JUICE will travel around the giant planet, studying its atmosphere and three of its planet-sized satellites: Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.