We’re about to get a closer look at Jupiter than ever before.
After five years and a nearly 2 billion mile journey through the solar system, NASA’s Juno probe has entered Jupiter’s orbit late Monday, getting an unprecedented front-row view of the gas giant — our solar system’s largest planet.
Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted in applause when the solar-powered spacecraft beamed home the news it had entered the planet’s orbit.
“Juno, welcome to Jupiter,” said mission control commentator Jennifer Delavan of Lockheed Martin, which built Juno.
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