10 October 2013
NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew by the Earth on Wednesday but experienced an anomaly that caused it to go into safe mode. The spacecraft had been in excellent condition before the encounter. Operators are now trying to determine what caused the problem. The flyby may give researchers the chance to understand why some spacecraft flying by the Earth vary speed and some do not. While much of NASA is closed by the government shutdown, ISS astronauts were expected to try to capture the spacecraft on video, possibly becoming the first people in space to film a deep-space spacecraft arriving at Earth. (Image Credit: NASA)
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