Wednesday, July 6, 2016

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Enters Orbit around Jupiter

After almost five years and 1.7 billion miles (2.7 billion km), NASA’s Juno spacecraft successfully entered the orbit around the biggest planetary inhabitant in our Solar System during a 35-minute main engine burn. Confirmation that the engine burn had completed was received Monday, July 4, at 8:53 p.m. PDT (11:53 p.m. EDT, 3:53 a.m. UTC/July 5).
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