Juno will improve our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter. When Juno captured the image, the spacecraft was about 15,610 miles (25,120 kilometers) above Jupiter's clouds. “Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America’s birthday another reason to cheer — Juno is at Jupiter,” said NASA administrator Charlie Bolden. At launch, the mission was planned to … Juno is the first mission to Jupiter not to use radioisotope thermoelectric generators (RTGs) for power and relies on three giant solar arrays symmetrically arranged around the spacecraft that provide 450 watts of power in orbit around Jupiter. It is the farthest space probe ever to be powered by solar arrays. In addition, the Juno spacecraft detected hundreds of lightning strikes around Jupiter's poles, which NASA said is the opposite of Earth, where lightning is most common around the equator. The Juno probe launched Aug. 5, 2011 and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Juno launched atop an Atlas 5 rocket Friday morning, kicking off a five-journey to Jupiter.

After a 35-minute engine burn, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has ceased orbiting the sun and is now in orbit around giant Jupiter. NASA received confirmation that the Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter ’s orbit on July 4th.

Juno captured another look at Jupiter … It was a do-or-die maneuver that saw the spacecraft sailing …