NASA's Juno Mission

NASA's Juno Mission


Exploring Jupiter to improve our understanding of the planet’s origins and the formation of planetary systems. http://missionjuno.org http://nasa.gov/juno

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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:

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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:

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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).

New #JunoCam  raw images from my latest #Jupiter  flyby are available now. 📸 Download, process + share: See recent images processed by members of the public:

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I’m grateful for everyone on back on Earth who makes my journey possible, and for everyone who has followed along with me. Happy Thanksgiving.

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I’m seeing spots! Check out #Jupiter ’s #GreatRedSpot  in these stunning citizen scientist-processed #JunoCam  images

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:

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All rays on me. My solar panels now face the sun. I’m the farthest solar-powered spacecraft from Earth. #Jupiter 

Main engine burn is go. I’m burnin', burnin', burnin' for you, #Jupiter .

Aww snap. My first in-orbit view of #Jupiter . Getting up close and personal again on Aug 27.

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!

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