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  • 06.09.22

    Jupiter turns out to be inhomogeneous; metallicity gives clues about origin

    An international team of astronomers, led by Yamila Miguel (SRON/Leiden Observatory), has found that Jupiter’s gaseous envelope doesn’t have a homogeneous distribution.

    Jupiter turns out to be inhomogeneous; metallicity gives clues about origin
  • 05.28.22

    Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter

    On April 9, 2022, as NASA’s Juno mission completed its 41st close flyby of Jupiter, its JunoCam instrument captured what it would look like to ride along with the spacecraft. Citizen scientist Andrea Luck created this animated sequence using raw JunoCam image data.

    Juno Skims the Cloud Tops of Jupiter
  • 04.21.22

    Juno Captures Moon Shadow on Jupiter

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of Jupiter during the mission’s 40th close pass by the giant planet on Feb. 25, 2022. The large, dark shadow on the left side of the image was cast by Jupiter’s moon Ganymede.

    Juno Captures Moon Shadow on Jupiter
  • 04.05.22

    SwRI Scientists Connect The Dots Between Galilean Moon, Auroral Emissions On Jupiter

    Juno spacecraft discovered clues about mysterious processes creating the dance of the auroral footprints.

    SwRI Scientists Connect The Dots Between Galilean Moon, Auroral Emissions On Jupiter
  • 03.16.22

    NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Glimpses Jupiter’s Moons Io and Europa

    NASA’s Juno mission captured this view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere during the spacecraft’s 39th close flyby of the planet on Jan. 12, 2022.

    NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Glimpses Jupiter’s Moons Io and Europa
  • 02.14.22

    A Striking Crater on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede

    This look at the complex surface of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede came from NASA’s Juno mission during a close pass by the giant moon in June 2021. At closest approach, the spacecraft came within just 650 miles (1,046 kilometers) of Ganymede’s surface.

    A Striking Crater on Jupiter’s Moon Ganymede
  • 12.21.21

    Jupiter With Io and Callisto

    The main image and the inset image were taken by the JunoCam imager about NASA's Juno spacecraft a few hours before its closest approach to Jupiter on its 38th perijove pass, on Nov. 29, 2021.

    Jupiter With Io and Callisto
  • 12.17.21

    NASA’s Juno Spacecraft ‘Hears’ Jupiter’s Moon

    An audio track collected during Jupiter mission’s Ganymede flyby offers a dramatic ride-along. It is one highlights mission scientists shared in a briefing at American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.

    NASA’s Juno Spacecraft ‘Hears’ Jupiter’s Moon
  • 12.07.21

    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Both Deep and Wide

    NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this detailed look at Jupiter’s most recognizable feature, the Great Red Spot. Data from Juno’s instruments indicate this giant, long-lived vortex extends far deeper into Jupiter’s atmosphere than scientists previously expected, to about 300 miles (500 kilometers) below the cloud tops.

    Jupiter’s Great Red Spot: Both Deep and Wide
  • 11.17.21

    Mocha Swirls in Jupiter’s Turbulent Atmosphere

    During its 36th low pass over Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this view of striking cloud bands and swirls in the giant planet’s mid-southern latitudes.

    Mocha Swirls in Jupiter’s Turbulent Atmosphere