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Google doodle celebrates Juno's entry into Jupiter's orbit

ANI | DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jul 5, 2016, 11:59 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2016, 11:59 am IST
The spacecraft will investigate the planet's origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere.
 The spacecraft will investigate the planet's origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Google on Tuesday dedicated its doodle to NASA's Juno spacecraft for its successful entry into the largest planet- Jupiter's orbit.

The satellite, which left Earth five years ago, had to fire a rocket engine to slow its approach to the planet and get caught by its gravity.

Juno's primary goal is to improve our understanding of Jupiter's formation and evolution.

The spacecraft will investigate the planet's origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere.

As reported by the Guardian, Scott Bolton, leader of the Nasa team behind the successful mission shouted, "You're the best team ever! We just did the hardest thing Nasa has ever done."

But so far, there aren't many updates coming in about whether the spacecraft has completed its turn and is facing the sun again.

Nevertheless, Juno's heartbeat seems to be kicking along quite nicely.

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