NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Just Sent Breathtaking Images of The Gas Giant Jupiter

Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko
JUNO CAM SHOWS JUPITER LIKE NEVER BEFORE

NASA had launched the $1 billion Juno spacecraft in August 2011. It took a little more than 5 years for it to reach the red planet and settle into its orbit.

The spacecraft successfully photographed Jupiter’s poles for the very first time. It also captured mysterious auroras and surveyed Jupiter’s cloud formations.

Jupiter expresses an intense radiation belt. Parts of the electronics in Juno are sensitive and in order to safeguard them, it swings in a wide arc minimizing the time spent near the red planet.

Juno completed its fifth cycle around the red planet on March 27, sending raw data back to NASA. Following are some recent snaps (brilliant!) that were published after image processing the raw images from JunoCam.

Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gervasio Robles
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Uriel
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Uriel
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Shawn Handran
Juno Cam
Image credits: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Geoff Pritchard

Click here to go to the JunoCam

Source NASA Business Insider

You might also like More from author

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.