The doodle is an animated image shows a pixelated version of NASA’s ground crew jumping for joy as Juno beams back emoji from Jupiter.
After Juno, a spinning robotic NASA spacecraft built like a tank entered into the orbit of Juptier, the largest planet in the solar system, search engine giant Google celebrated the momentous occasion with a doodle on its homepage.
The doodle is an animated image shows a pixelated version of NASA’s ground crew jumping for joy as Juno — forming the second O in “Google” — beams back happy little emoji from around Jupiter.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology announced that Juno having travelled 1.7 billion kilometres in a five-year-journey made it safely into orbit around the gigantic mysterious gas planet two doors down from Earth.
“Juno’s five-year, 500 million mile journey will culminate in a treasure trove of new pictures and measurements taken by its nine instruments. What Juno tells us about Jupiter will detail the planet’s magnetic and gravitational fields and interior structure, revealing how it was formed and providing clues to our own planet’s humble beginnings,” said the Google blog.