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Juno goes into safe mode during Earth flyby

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Juno goes into safe mode during Earth flyby

NASA's Juno spacecraft went into safe mode Wednesday as it flew by Earth to gain speed on its five-year journey to Jupiter, but the mission's lead scientist said the flyby achieved its objective of putting the probe on the correct course toward the solar system's largest planet.

The Jupiter-bound probe flew about 350 miles over the Indian Ocean near South Africa at 3:21 p.m. EDT (1921 GMT), and all data indicate the spacecraft obtained the predicted gravity boost from the flyby, according to Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.

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