Watch: Juno Captures Galilean Moons Orbiting Around Jupiter

July 5, 2016 5:42 PM

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NASA rang in July Fourth with a huge sigh of relief as the Juno spacecraft successfully entered orbit around Jupiter Monday night. The organization’s scientists and engineers watched as the spacecraft carried out the maneuver, dubbed Jupiter Orbit Insertion, while many Americans gathered to watch fireworks around the country.

“Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer—Juno is at Jupiter,” NASA administrator Charles Bolden said in a press release. “And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With...

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