NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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NASA’s Juno goal finished a tighten flyby of Jupiter and a Great Red Spot on Jul 10, during a sixth scholarship orbit.

All of Juno’s scholarship instruments and a spacecraft’s JunoCam were handling during a flyby, collecting information that are now being returned to Earth. Juno’s subsequent tighten flyby of Jupiter will start on Sept. 1.

This painting depicts NASA’s Juno booster mountainous over Jupiter’s south pole.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Juno goal finished a tighten flyby of Jupiter and a Great Red Spot on Jul 10, during a sixth scholarship orbit.

All of Juno’s scholarship instruments and a spacecraft’s JunoCam were handling during a flyby, collecting information that are now being returned to Earth. Juno’s subsequent tighten flyby of Jupiter will start on Sept. 1.

Raw images from a spacecraft’s latest flyby will be posted in entrance days.

“For generations people from all over a universe and all walks of life have marveled over a Great Red Spot,” said Scott Bolton, principal questioner of Juno from a Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “Now we are finally going to see what this charge looks like adult tighten and personal.”

The Great Red Spot is a 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) charge that has been monitored given 1830 and has presumably existed for some-more than 350 years. In complicated times, a Great Red Spot has seemed to be shrinking.

Juno reached perijove (the indicate during that an circuit comes closest to Jupiter’s center) on Jul 10 during 6:55 p.m. PDT (9:55 p.m. EDT). At a time of perijove, Juno was about 2,200 miles (3,500 kilometers) above a planet’s cloud tops. Eleven mins and 33 seconds later, Juno had lonesome another 24,713 miles (39,771 kilometers), and was flitting directly above a coiling flush cloud tops of a Great Red Spot. The booster upheld about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above a clouds of this iconic feature.

Measuring in during 10,159 miles (16,350 kilometers) in breadth (as of Apr 3, 2017) Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as far-reaching as Earth.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Christopher Go

On Jul 4 during 7:30 p.m. PDT (10:30 p.m. EDT), Juno logged accurately one year in Jupiter orbit, imprinting 71 million miles (114.5 million kilometers) of transport around a hulk planet.

Juno launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. During a goal of exploration, Juno soars low over a planet’s cloud tops — as tighten as about 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers). During these flybys, Juno is probing underneath a obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study a auroras to learn some-more about a planet’s origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Early scholarship formula from NASA’s Juno goal execute a largest universe in the solar complement as a violent world, with an intriguingly formidable interior structure, enterprising frigid aurora, and outrageous frigid cyclones.

Source: NASA

 

 

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