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Juno arrives at Jupiter: 'It’s the end of the voyage, but it’s the beginning of the science'

Juno arrives at Jupiter: 'It’s the end of the voyage, but it’s the beginning of the science'

After completing its nearly five-year journey through the solar system and positioning itself into orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft is set to boot up its scientific instruments Wednesday night and begin its close-up study of the giant and mysterious planet.

Engineers had turned off Juno’s instruments in preparation for the spacecraft’s final approach Monday night to keep the tricky maneuver as simple as possible. But with that challenge behind them, members of the mission team quickly shifted their focus to the future.

“What I’m really looking forward to is getting up close and personal with...

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