Juno reaches Jupiter to the happiness of NASA scientists
California: The Juno satellite, which left Earth five years ago, has reached Jupiter and successfully entered its orbit at 0900 hours on Tuesday.
Juno's success is a great achievement for the team members of Nasa's laboratory who were watching the probe's progress anxiously. They were seen cheering, clapping and hugging each other.
Jennifer Delavan, the mission control commentator of Lockheed Martin said,"Juno, welcome to Jupiter,"
Later, at a press conference Diane Brown, Juno's project manager said," It's overwhelming.The risks that were overcome,it's amazing. The more you know about the mission the more you know about how tricky it was."
Juno's mission is to scrutinize :
- How the planet is formed?
- How it complex the weather system.
- Why are Jupiter's southern and northern lights are brightest in the solar system.
- How much water exists?
- Is there a solid core?
- What are the real secrets hidden in the planet.
Jupiter is the largest and the heaviest planet in the solar system. It is known as gas giant as it has hydrogen and helium.