The JUpiter ICy moons Explorer, or Juice, will study the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. Launching in 2022, it will travel for almost 8 years before it arrives at its destination. It will spend 3 years investigating this giant gaseous planet and three of its largest moons, Ganymede, Callisto and Europa. The spacecraft will explore the stormy atmosphere of Jupiter and discover the secrets hiding in the icy oceans of Jupiter’s moons. In particular, it will look for water inside these moons, and where there is water there could be life!
The Juice Up Your Rocket! Art competition calls all kids up to 12 years old to help ESA create an illustration to decorate the huge Ariane 5 rocket that will launch the spacecraft on its long journey towards planet Jupiter.
Deadline 1 June. Find out more at www.esa.int/kids