If the cartographers at Rand McNally think they have a tough job keeping maps of states and countries up to date, they won’t get any sympathy from the scientists of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). Their job? Map the entire universe.
Part of NASA’s New Frontiers Program, the Juno Mission began Aug. 5, 2011, with the launching of United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, FL. A solar-powered spacecraft released from the rocket will travel more than 1.9 billion miles over the next four years to reach Jupiter in 2016.