JUICE Mission: Is there life outside Earth in the universe? Scientists launch JUICE mission to solve this mystery

JUICE Mission: There is life outside the earth in the universe, scientists have been engaged for years to solve this mystery. However, success has not been achieved so far. To answer this question, a European spacecraft has left for Jupiter and its three icy moons. Significantly, earlier it was to be launched on Thursday itself but it was postponed due to bad weather.

The journey began with an early morning launch by Europe’s Ariane rocket from French Guiana in South America. It has been sent into space by Ariane-5 rocket from Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana. The cost of this project is Rs 14,270 crore. This spacecraft will make an eight-year long journey to search for life on the moons of Jupiter. The European Space Agency (ESA) has partnered at least 13 European countries, the US, Japan and Israel. 

Project scientist Olivier Vitesse of the European Space Agency insisted that we are not going to detect life with JUICE. But by knowing more about moons and their possible oceans, scientists will be able to easily answer about life and other things. He further said that this mission is going to be really interesting. Please tell that the name of this spacecraft is Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer-Juice. 

Mission Objective

Under Europe’s largest mission, the Juice spacecraft will pass by Jupiter and its three large moons, Callisto, Ganymede and Europa. When it reaches near the mysterious world, it will also probe Jupiter. Along with this, it will also investigate the possibility of life on the moons of Jupiter.  

Juice to travel 6.6 billion km 

Juice spacecraft will travel 6.6 billion km and reach the orbit of Jupiter in the year 2031. This means that for eight years the orbiter weighing 5963 kg will keep roaming in space. 

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