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NASA's Juno spacecraft has been spinning through space on its way to Jupiter for five years and 716 million kilometres, and now it's less than 10 hours away from entering the gas giant's orbit -- the equivalent of a single rotation of Jupiter. If all goes well, scientists will finally be able to learn what lies beneath Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere, examine its impressive magnetosphere and possibly determine the composition of its core.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

NASA's Juno spacecraft has been spinning through space on its way to Jupiter for five years and 716 million kilometres, and now it's less than 10 hours away from entering the gas giant's orbit -- the equivalent of a single rotation of Jupiter. If all goes well, scientists will finally be able to learn what lies beneath Jupiter's turbulent atmosphere, examine its impressive magnetosphere and possibly determine the composition of its core.