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Tonight’s Juno flyby may help unravel a cosmic my...

This evening at 21:21 CEST, NASA’s Juno probe will whiz past Earth in a crucial gravity assist manoeuvre needed to fling it with sufficient speed to its destination: Jupiter, with arrival set for 2016. The event will also mark another milestone in ESA/NASA cooperation, when two ESA ground stations track the probe, acquiring and recording radio signals that may help unravel the long-standing flyby anomaly, first detected in 1990. If you haven’t yet, stop here and read the news report now live in the ESA website: ESA & NASA stumped by cosmic mystery And Stuart Clark’s report in BBC Future, “Juno: The spacecraft putting sling theory to the test,” is well worth...