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Juno orbiter captures extra gorgeous views of Jupiter – Astronomy Now

June 24, 2019 • By

Throughout its 20th move by Jupiter, NASA’s Juno orbiter captured 4 gorgeous pictures of the large planet that have been compiled right into a close to face-on view, exhibiting its turbulent northern hemisphere in exceptional element. The pictures have been captured on 29 Could at altitudes starting from 18,600 kilometres (11,600 miles) to eight,600 kilometres (5,400 miles) at northern latitudes spanning 59 to 34 levels. Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this picture from knowledge offered by the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager.

Jupiter as imaged by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Picture: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in 2011, the solar-powered Juno braked into polar orbit round Jupiter in July 2016. Since then, it has been finding out Jupiter’s ambiance, its magnetic discipline and inside construction in nice element, sending again a gentle stream of knowledge that features pictures captured by the JunoCam instrument. Supposed primarily for public outreach, JunoCam pictures can be found to the general public for processing.