While NASA's manned shuttle program may have come to an end, the unmanned exploration of deeper space is just starting to heat up.
Over the weekend, NASA launched an unmanned, solar-powered rocket named Juno into space that will begin a 5 year trek across our solar system with the ultimate goal being Jupiter, the largest and oldest planet in our solar system.
Previously, most missions to Jupiter have merely been flybys. But upon reaching the gaseous giant, Juno will begin it's 33 orbit, year long mission, coming much closer to the planet than any other craft in history, and potentially unlocking some secrets of the planet's history. Read the full article.