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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Beams Back The Sharpest Images Of Jupiter—Ever


Juno spacecraft is flying 2,700 miles (4,400 km) above Jupiter’s cloud top while moving about208,000 km/h  (129,000 mph) relative to the planet, NASA spokespersons said. Hold my coffee; I can’t stop staring at the images. Are these even real?


NASA’s Juno spacecraft is the first (for the time being) solar-powered space probe sent out to study our largest planet—Jupiter. Juno’s main mission is to orbit the planet in polar orbit and learn its structure while plotting its gravity and magnetic field. Studying the gas giant will allow scientists in better understanding the large planets discovered across the universe.


(Some information in this article is a year old but the images and description are fresh.)


Thus far—the US $1 billion probe has succeeded to take a picture of Jupiter’s poles for the first time in the history, it has come across truly weird cloud formations, heard and recorded secretive auroras, and looked deep into the planet’s dense cloud tops, doing what no other space-craft has done before. We are proud of you Juno.


And while science is the most significant device on the mission, NASA’s spacecraft are well-known for being really worthy photographers.


Just as the Cassini spacecraft a moment ago beamed back extraordinary images of Saturn; Juno also has its fair part of spectacular images—is it time we should reward a Pulitzer Prize for such a magnificent Photography to one of those spacecraft?


NASA’s Juno spacecraft is the ninth probe from Earth sent to Jupiter, and only the 2nd spacecraft to orbit the planet, but it is the first probe to take unprecedently beautiful but also mysterious images of the gas giant.



NASA spokespersons said.As it buzzed passed the Gas Giant it took this image. Juno-Cam took detail color photos of the mysterious and gigantic planet
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Hold my coffee; I can’t stop staring at the images. Are these even real?







Images Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

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