Juno probe heads for Jupiter from Cape Canaveral
A $1.1bn (£0.7bn) unmanned space mission has launched from Florida on a journey to the planet Jupiter.
The Juno spacecraft will cruise beyond Mars to put itself in orbit around the gas giant in 2016.
It is the first solar-powered mission to venture this far from the Sun.
The Atlas 5 rocket launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station after a brief delay caused by a helium leak.
05 Aug 2011
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