Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. The findings were announced Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans.
See Jovian clouds in striking shades of blue in this new
view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
This color-enhanced image of a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet.
See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful
detail in this new image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its eighth science flyby over Jupiter on Tuesday, Oct. 24.
Jupiter’s moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the
gas giant planet in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
This color-enhanced image of Jupiter and two of its largest
moons – Io and Europa – was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed
its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.
This sequence of color-enhanced images shows how
quickly the viewing geometry changes for NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it swoops by
Jupiter. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno
spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.
This series of enhanced-color images shows
Jupiter up close and personal, as NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its eighth
flyby of the gas giant planet. The images were obtained by JunoCam.
on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over
Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful aurora.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its seventh science flyby over
Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Friday, Sept. 1, at 2:49 p.m. PDT.
tumultuous Great Red Spot is fading from Juno's view while the dynamic bands of
the southern region of Jupiter come into focus.
Artist Mik Petter created this unique, digital
artwork using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The art
form, known as fractals, uses mathematical formulas to create art with an
infinite variety of form, detail, color and light.
A dynamic storm at the southern edge of Jupiter’s northern
polar region dominates this Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of NASA’s Juno
This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot
was created by citizen scientist Björn Jónsson using data from the JunoCam
imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
“For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter’s
Great Red Spot,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the
Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red
Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.
Live simulation of Juno's flight over Jupiter's red spot.
in Hawaii have obtained new images of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot, which
will assist the first-ever close-up study of the Great Red Spot, planned for
Just days after celebrating its first anniversary in Jupiter orbit, NASA's
Juno spacecraft will fly directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot.
This image, processed by citizen scientist Jason
Major, is titled “Jovey McJupiterface.”
This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of
light and dark clouds was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and
Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft was
racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when
JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles above the cloud tops.
Early results from NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in our solar system as a complex, gigantic, turbulent world.
Scientists from NASA’s Juno
mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media
teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) Thursday, May 25.
This view of Jupiter, taken by the JunoCam
imager of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights Oval BA – a massive storm known
as the Little Red Spot.
This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s south pole
was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam
instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
This enhanced color Jupiter
image showcases several
interesting features on the apparent edge of the planet.
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft,
highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno
spacecraft, highlights a swirling storm just south of one of the white oval
storms on Jupiter.
Juno will make its fifth flyby over Jupiter's mysterious cloud tops on Monday, March
The oranges and grayed-out regions of blue-green
in this tiled and color-enhanced image resemble a color scheme much like Romantic
era paintings, but more abstract.
This close-up view of Jupiter captures the turbulent region
just west of the Great Red Spot in the South Equatorial Belt, with resolution
better than any previous pictures from Earth or other spacecraft.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft skimmed the upper wisps of Jupiter’s
atmosphere when JunoCam snapped this image from an altitude of about 9,000 miles above the giant
planet’s swirling cloudtops.
NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, which has been
in orbit around the gas giant since July 4, 2016, will remain in its current 53-day
orbit for the remainder of the mission.
This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south
pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman
Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will make its fourth flyby over Jupiter's
mysterious cloud tops on Thursday, February 2nd.
JunoCam snapped this shot of Jupiter’s northern latitudes on Dec. 11, 2016 at 8:47 a.m.
PST (11:47 a.m. EST), as the spacecraft performed a close flyby of the gas
For the first time, the public can vote on which pictures the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager takes of Jupiter.
This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic
Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data
from Juno's JunoCam instrument.
image, highlights the seventh
of Jupiter’s eight ‘string of pearls’-- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas
giant's southern hemisphere.
This Apple Music original celebrates the space agency’s groundbreaking journey to Jupiter—and the intersection between science and art.
Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST, NASA’s Juno
spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft at Jupiter has left safe mode and has
successfully completed a minor burn of its thruster engines in preparation for
its next close flyby of Jupiter.
Juno mission managers are working to bring the spacecraft out of safe mode, while the science team shares interesting findings from the August 27 Jupiter flyby.
Mission managers for Juno have decided to postpone the upcoming burn of its main rocket motor originally scheduled for Oct. 19. This burn, called the period reduction maneuver (PRM), was to reduce Juno’s orbital period around Jupiter from 53.4 to 14 days.
NASA's Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys
of Jupiter today. The time of closest approach with the gas-giant world was
6:44 a.m. PDTwhen Juno passed about 2,600 miles
(4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's swirling clouds.
This Saturday at 5:51 a.m. PDT Juno will get closer to the cloud tops of Jupiter than at any other time during its prime mission. At the moment of closest approach, Juno will be about 2,500 miles above Jupiter's swirling clouds and traveling at 130,000 mph with respect to the planet.
Juno will reach the farthest
point in its orbit of Jupiter for the first time, known as “apojove."
This scene from JunoCam indicates it
survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment without
any degradation and is ready to take on Jupiter.
The engineers and scientists working on NASA’s
Juno mission have been busying themselves, getting their newly arrived Jupiter
orbiter ready for operations around the largest planetary inhabitant in the
After almost five years and 1.7 billion miles (2.7 billion
kilometers), NASA's Juno mission is about to enter into orbit around the
biggest planetary inhabitant in our solar system – Jupiter.
NASA’s Juno mission has completed its main engine burn and entered orbit around Jupiter. Watch the live NASA news briefing at 10 p.m. PDT for more information.
After an almost five-year journey to the solar system’s largest planet,
NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit during a 35-minute engine
burn. Confirmation that the burn had
completed was received on Earth at 8:53 pm. PDT Monday, July
As of noon (Pacific time) on July 2, Juno was 1.79 million miles from Jupiter -- and
closing. The solar-powered spacecraft will cross the orbit of the outermost
Galilean moon, Callisto, on July 3 at about 11 a.m. PDT. The
orbits of Ganymede, Europa and Io (the other Galilean moons) will be crossed
on July 4 at about 4 a.m. PDT, 10:30 a.m. PDT and
2:15 p.m. PDT respectively.
Juno spacecraft has entered the Jupiter's magnetosphere, where the movement of particles in space is controlled by what's going on inside the planet.
At about 12:15 pm PDT (3:15 p.m. EDT), mission controllers will transmit command product “ji4040” into deep space, to transition the solar-powered Juno spacecraft into autopilot.
Today (6/24), at exactly 9:57 and 48 seconds a.m. PDT,
NASA's Juno spacecraft was 5.5 million miles (8.9 million kilometers) from its
July 4th appointment with Jupiter.
below the Jovian cloud tops is a layer of hydrogen under such incredible
pressure it acts as an electrical conductor. Scientists believe that the
combination of this metallic hydrogen along with Jupiter's fast rotation generates a powerful magnetic field
that surrounds the planet with electrons, protons and ions traveling at nearly
the speed of light.
will host a media briefing at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, June 16, to
discuss the agency’s Juno spacecraft and its July 4th arrival at Jupiter.
Jupiter is now the most dominant gravitational force in the Juno spacecraft’s universe.
May 6, 2016, Juno is approximately 450 million miles (724 million kilometers)
from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is
currently about 40 minutes.
Social media users may apply now for access to a two-day media event at JPL on July 3-4, 2016, culminating in the arrival of NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter.
As of March 25, 2016, Juno is approximately 410 million
miles (659 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time
between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes.
As of Feb. 19, 2016, Juno is approximately 413 million miles (665 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes.
Juno spacecraft performs maneuver. Jupiter is five months away.
Juno mission to Jupiter has broken the record to become humanity's most distant
solar-powered emissary. The milestone occurred at 11 a.m. PST (2 p.m. EST,
19:00 UTC) on Wednesday, Jan. 13, when Juno was about 493 million miles (793
million kilometers) from the sun.
As of Jan. 8, 2016, Juno is approximately 457 million
miles (735 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time
between Earth and Juno is currently about 41 minutes.
Scientists on NASA's Juno mission are preparing to receive some stunning
images of Jupiter, and they need your help.
As of Nov. 20, 2015,
Juno is approximately 522 million miles (841 million kilometers) from Earth.
The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about
New maps of Jupiter, produced using images from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, provide a detailed window on the giant planet's dynamic features.
of April 3, 2015, Juno is approximately 353 million miles (568 million
kilometers) from Earth.
of December 15, 1014, Juno is approximately 350 million miles (565 million
kilometers) from Earth.
Juno spacecraft position and status info for as of November 5, 2014.
As of September 8, 2014, Juno is approximately 416 million miles (670 million kilometers) from Earth. The one-way radio signal travel time between Earth and Juno is currently about 37 minutes. Juno has now travelled 1.42 billion miles (2.3 billion kilometers, or 15.28 AU) since launch.
Did you know that Juno is spinning at a rate of 2
rotations per minute?
of June 30, 2014, Juno is approximately 370 million miles (596 million
kilometers) from Earth.
Position and status info for Juno as of March 17, 2014
Position and status info for Juno as of Feb. 14, 2014
Position and status info for Juno as of Jan. 10, 2014
Results from Juno's October Earth flyby, shared today at the American Geophysical Union fall meeting, include a unique approach movie and a message sent by amateur radio operators.
Position and status info for Juno as of Dec. 6, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of Nov. 4, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of Oct. 17, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of Sept. 16, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of Aug. 30, 2013
The Juno spacecraft has reached the halfway mark on its journey to Jupiter.
Position and status info for Juno as of Aug. 8, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of June 21, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of June 7, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of May 24, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of May 10, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of April 26, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of April 12, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of March 29, 2013
Position and status info for Juno as of March 18, 2013
NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully executed a second Deep Space Maneuver, called DSM-2 last Friday, Sept. 14.
Earlier today, navigators and mission controllers for NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter watched their computer screens as their spacecraft successfully performed its first deep-space maneuver.
En route to Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has snapped a quick photo of a familiar sight in the nighttime sky--the Big Dipper.
NASA's solar-powered Juno spacecraft successfully refined its flight path Wednesday with the mission's first trajectory correction maneuver.
En route to Jupiter, NASA's Juno mission has snapped a quick photo of a familiar sight in the nighttime sky--the Big Dipper.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has successfully separated from the Centaur upper stage of its Atlas V rocket. It is on its way to Jupiter.
The Juno spacecraft will soon be on its way to Jupiter on a mission to look deep beneath the planet's swirling curtain of clouds to find out what lies beneath.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is getting ready to lift off on Friday, Aug. 5, 2011.
A plaque dedicated to the famous astronomer Galileo Galilei will be carried to Jupiter.
NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry the 1.5-inch likeness of Galileo Galilei.
NASA has invited 150 followers of the agency's Twitter account to a two-day launch Tweetup.
When it comes to magnetic fields, Jupiter is the ultimate muscle car -- it has the biggest, brawniest field of any planet in the solar system, powered by a monster engine under the hood.
NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its last significant terrestrial journey today, July 27.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to launch toward Jupiter.
NASA will hold a news briefing at 1 p.m. EDT (10 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, July 27.
NASA's Juno spacecraft in final preparations for the opening of its launch period Aug. 5, 2011.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is in the final preparation stages for its mission to Jupiter.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is 30 days before its first launch window opens.
Juno undergoes testing prior to its August launch to Jupiter.
NASA will host a two-day launch Tweetup for 150 of its Twitter followers.
The three massive solar panels that will provide power for NASA's Juno spacecraft during its mission to Jupiter have seen their last photons of light prior to launch.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft on Thursday, May 5, 2011.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has arrived in Florida to begin final preparations for a launch.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has completed its thermal vacuum chamber testing.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is currently undergoing environmental testing at Lockheed Martin Space Systems near Denver.
The magnetometers developed at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., for the Juno mission to Jupiter were delivered recently to Lockheed Martin in Denver, Colo.
NASA's Juno spacecraft, which is currently being assembled, recently received its protective shield.
Assembly has begun on NASA's Juno spacecraft, which will help scientists understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter.
NASA is officially moving forward on a mission to conduct an unprecedented, in-depth study of Jupiter.
NASA today announced that a mission to fly to Jupiter will proceed to a preliminary design phase.
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