Smithsonian.com - We Are Now in Orbit Around Jupiter
After a nerve-wracking entry, NASA spacecraft Juno successfully entered the gas giant’s orbit
For scientists and Jupiter groupies (like myself), the real Fourth of July finale took place a little after the official fireworks display. On Monday at 8:53 pm PST, a roomful of NASA scientists at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California exploded into cheers afterNASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter. The triumphant entry was a long time coming: we’ve been waiting nearly five years for the next chance to get up close and personal with the largest planet in our solar system.
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