Exploring Jupiter to improve our understanding of the planet’s origins and the formation of planetary systems. http://missionjuno.org http://nasa.gov/juno
This is the kind of view you can get when you skim just 3,200 miles (5,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops. Image processed by Björn Jónsson. See details:
Solar eclipses are stunning sights — but for me they could be deadly. Since I rely on my solar panels for power, spending too much time in Jupiter’s shadow would mean trouble. I've executed a long thruster burn to steer clear of such an event. Details:
From High to Low: Jupiter’s cloud tops do not form a simple, flat surface. In this view, processed by Gerald Eichstädt, a patch of bright, high-altitude “pop-up” clouds rises above the surrounding swirling bands, which extend deep into the planet. Details:
I’m now inbound for my next close pass by Jupiter! Current speed relative to the planet: 55,000 mph (89,000 kilometers per hour). At closest approach I’ll come within about 2,000 miles (3,200 kilometers) of the cloud tops at speeds of about 130,000 mph (209,000 kph).
Engine burn complete and orbit obtained. I’m ready to unlock all your secrets, #Jupiter . Deal with it.
A whole new world: my first in-depth science results reveal a strikingly complex #Jupiter . Details:
Main engine burn is go. I’m burnin', burnin', burnin' for you, #Jupiter .
And yet it moves. What Galileo saw through his telescope, I captured on approach to #Jupiter
Soarin' over #Jupiter . My 1st up-close look of the gas-giant world was a success!