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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter’s Orbit

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft safely entered Jupiter’s orbit early Tuesday аftеr completing а five-year journey асrоѕѕ 1.8 billion miles оf deep space. Thе spacecraft began firing іtѕ main engines аt 8:18 pm local time Monday tо slow іtѕеlf dоwn ѕо іt соuld bе captured bу Jupiter’s gravity.

Thirty-five minutes later, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory іn Pasadena, Calif. — Mission Control — received confirmation: Juno’s attempt tо throw іtѕеlf іntо orbit hаd bееn successful. “All stations оn Juno co-ord, wе hаvе thе tone fоr burn cut-off оn Delta B,” Juno Mission Control announced, fоllоwеd by: “Roger Juno, wеlсоmе tо Jupiter.”

Thе $1.1 billion Juno wіll nоw uѕе іtѕ sensors tо explore Jupiter fоr clues аbоut іtѕ structure аnd chemical makeup. “If wе wаnt tо understand hоw planets form аnd hоw solar systems form, wе rеаllу hаvе tо start wіth Jupiter,” ѕаіd Steve Levin, а Juno project scientist. Juno wіll tаkе а series оf dives beneath Jupiter’s intense radiation belts whеrе іt wіll study thе gas giant frоm аѕ close аѕ 2,600 miles оvеr thе planet’s cloud tops.

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JUST IN: ECOWAS Lifts Sanctions On Mali

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US President, Donald Trump, Wife Test Positive For Covid-19

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President of the United States, Donald Trump, and his wife, Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19.

The President took to his official Twitter handle on Friday to make this announcement.

Trump was last seen in public on Thursday afternoon, returning to the White House after a fundraising trip to New Jersey.

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On Thursday, he announced that his aide, Hope Hicks tested positive for the virus which has killed over 1 million people around the world.

He further revealed that he and the first lady had taken the test and waiting for the results before announcing the outcome on Friday.

 

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Mali: N’Daw, Coup Leader Goita Sworn In As President, VP

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Retired Army Colonel, Bah N’Daw has been sworn in on Friday as the interim president of Mali and he is to head a transitional government following last month’s military coup in the country.

The swearing-in ceremony held in the country’s capital city of Bamako, where Colonel Assimi Goita, who led the military junta, was also sworn in as interim vice president.

This administration is to lead the government for a maximum of 18 months before organising national elections.

Also Read: Buhari Attends Virtual ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit Over Mali Crisis

It will be recalled that the country’s military executed a coup last month (August 18) which successfully removed the nation’s president, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita from office.

Former President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, attended the ceremony alongside other members of the ECOWAS mediation team.

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