Google Celebrated The Jupiter Mission In The Most Epic Way Ever
You won't be able to ignore NASA's incredible news today. Google's celebrating it with an awesome doodle.
The cosmos mavericks have successfully put the Juno spacecraft into Jupiter's orbit after a five-year journey to the planet.
AND it happened on Independence Day. (USA! USA! USA!)
So, Google thought it'd mark the historic feat by coming up with a little animation of NASA staff cheering as Juno beams back celebratory emojis. It's made to look like an old-school arcade game, and it couldn't be more pleasing to our eyes.
Over the upcoming months, Juno will collect data from Jupiter's atmosphere. It is hoped the information gathered will give us a better understanding of our solar system.
NASA administrator Charlie Bolden said,
Independence Day always is something to celebrate, but today we can add to America's birthday another reason to cheer -- Juno is at Jupiter. And what is more American than a NASA mission going boldly where no spacecraft has gone before? With Juno, we will investigate the unknowns of Jupiter's massive radiation belts to delve deep into not only the planet's interior, but into how Jupiter was born and how our entire solar system evolved.
WOOP. Another massive step for mankind.