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Juno Spacecraft Enters Jupiter Orbit

There were hugs, “high fives” and handshakes at Juno mission control at Jet Propulsion Laboratory Monday, as the unmanned spacecraft completed its engine burn to enter Jupiter orbit and start its 20-month mission mapping the giant planet. Scientists and engineers in Pasadena, California, felt “a huge sigh of relief, and excitement,” said principal investigator Scott Bolton at a late-night news conference. Juno's insertion into orbit was “tricky but flawless,” said NASA's Diane...

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