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Esa selects 1bn-euro Juice probe to Jupiter

The European Space Agency (Esa) is to mount a billion-euro mission to Jupiter and its icy moons.

The probe, called Juice, has just been approved at a meeting of member state delegations in Paris.

It would be built in time for a launch in 2022, although it would be a further eight years before it reached the Jovian system.

The BBC's Science Correspondent Jonathan Amos is here to tell us more.

  • 02 May 2012