NASA's Juno space probe has been circling Jupiter for the past 20 months, and it's been transmitting scientific data back to Earth at a furious pace. This week, astronomers are releasing four new studies based on Juno's measurements, all of which explore the gas giant's turbulent atmosphere and the stuff that lies beneath its cloudy surface. As their results show, the largest planet in our Solar System is even more exotic than we realised.
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A critical moment in NASA'S Juno mission has been postponed while engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory attempt to sort out a mysterious engine issue. If the problem is not resolved quickly, it could reduce the amount of high-quality data the Jupiter-orbiting probe is able to collect during its scientific mission.