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Jupiter Has Been Conquered, Thanks To Juno Spacecraft

Toronto Star –  Alicia Chang, Associated Press

The final leg of the five-year voyage ended Monday when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft fired its main rocket engine and gracefully slipped into orbit around Jupiter. Mission controllers celebrated when Juno sent back radio signals confirming it reached its destination.

“We’re there. We’re in orbit. We conquered Jupiter,” Juno chief scientist Scott Bolton said during a post-mission briefing.

I can not wait to see the photos

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