"Welcome to Jupiter!" NASA's Juno space probe arrives at giant planet

NASA says it has received a signal from 540 million miles across the solar system, confirming its Juno spacecraft has successfully started orbiting Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system.

“Welcome to Jupiter!” flashed on screens at mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California.

The Juno team cheered and hugged.

“This is phenomenal,” said Geoff Yoder, acting administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate.