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Nasa launches Jupiter probe
US space agency sends spacecraft on five-year mission to gather clues on how the solar system was formed.
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2011 11:13

NASA has sent an unmanned spacecraft on a five-year journey to Jupiter to gather clues on how the solar system was formed.

The US space agency launched Juno from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida on Friday and the craft is expected to arrive at its destination by 2016.

Al Jazeera's Craig Mauro reports.

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