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Latest view of Jupiter from NASA’s Juno spacecraft

The spacecraft Juno arrived at Jupiter a year ago and began to observe the planet. Since then, we have enjoyed several beautiful and fascinating photos that show the planet in its full magnificence. The video below is no exception. It is a composition of 2,400 images that together creates a stunning view of Jupiter. Enjoy. …

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Jupiter’s skies are peppered with electron streams, ammonia plumes, and massive storms

Two research papers published in Science Magazine this week presents the latest data from Juno revealing a Jupiter peppered with electron streams, ammonia plumes, and massive storms. Scientists have long known that Jupiter is a stormy place. But since NASA’s Juno probe reached the solar system’s largest planet last July, they’ve found it to be …

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NASA JPL: First Science From Juno at Jupiter

Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter discussed their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference on May 25, 2017. The teleconference participants were: Diane Brown, program executive at NASA Headquarters in Washington Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio Jack Connerney, deputy principal investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space …

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PBS: Space Time | Juno to Reveal Jupiter’s Violent Past

On July 4th 2016, the Juno spacecraft entered orbit around the planet Jupiter after leaving earth five years ago. The Juno probe will tell us what lies inside the mysterious gas giant and with this information we’ll better understand the formation of our solar system. In this episode, find out how Jupiter wreaked havoc through …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Juno’s Final Approach to Jupiter

After five years traveling through space to its destination, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will arrive in orbit around Jupiter today, July 4, 2016. This video shows a peek of what the spacecraft saw as it closed in on its destination before instruments were turned off.

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Juno Captures the “Roar” of Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has crossed the boundary of Jupiter’s immense magnetic field. Juno’s Waves instrument recorded the encounter with the bow shock over the course of about two hours on June 24, 2016. “Bow shock” is where the supersonic solar wind is heated and slowed by Jupiter’s magnetosphere. It is analogous to a sonic boom …

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NASA: The Science of Juno ‘s Mission to Jupiter

During a news briefing from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California the science team involved with the Juno mission to Jupiter talked about the scientific goals of the mission. This Fourth of July, the solar-powered Juno spacecraft will arrive at our solar system’s most massive planet after an almost five-year journey. Once in Jupiter’s …

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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Why with Nye (Ep. 1): Bill Nye and Juno the Solar-Powered Spacecraft

Bill Nye unravels the mysteries of solar-powered space travel. See how NASA’s Juno spacecraft will use the power of the sun to keep the juice running during its long journey to and orbits of Jupiter.  

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft

When NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew past Earth on Oct. 9, 2013, it received a boost in speed of more than 8,800 mph (about 7.3 kilometer per second), which set it on course for a July 4, 2016, rendezvous with Jupiter. One of Juno’s sensors, a special kind of camera optimized to track faint stars, also …

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