A sun-powered robotic explorer named Juno rocketed away on Friday on a five-year journey to Jupiter, the solar system's most massive and ancient planet. It was the first step in Juno's 1.7 billion-mile voyage to the gas giant Jupiter, just two planets away but altogether different from Earth and next-door neighbour Mars. Juno is solar powered, a first for a spacecraft meant to roam so far from the sun. It has three huge solar panels that were folded for launch.
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