Juno reaches Jupiter: Now the science begins

Jupiter, Juno, NASAThis NASA illustration depicts the Juno spacecraft successfully entering Jupiter's orbit. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)

After traveling through the solar system for nearly five years, NASA’s Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday night and began orbiting the mysterious planet at 8:53 p.m. PDT, a mere 1-second deviation from its intended schedule. Upon hearing the tone that signaled Jupiter’s entry into orbit, the mission control room at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted…

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