Updated: 21-02-2017 15:39:16 IST
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet, NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine burn. At the time of its closest approach (called perijove), Juno was at about 4,300 km above the planet’s cloud tops. Facts about Juno Juno was launched in 2011 on a mission to study Jupiter’s composition and evolution. It’s the first spacecraft to orbit Jupiter since Galileo. Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit recently, after a five year journey. The primary goals of the $1.1 bi......Thu, February 9, 2017 - 12:38 PMMore..