05/08/2011 14:37 BST | Updated 05/10/2011 06:12 BST

NASA Launch Unmanned Juno Probe On Mission To Jupiter

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.