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July 4th 2016-NASA's Juno Spacecraft Reaches Jupiter After 5-Year Journey. -Luminous beauty of Jupiter's auroras revealed by Hubble The images were released as Nasa’s Juno spacecraft hurtled closer toward the solar system’s largest planet.

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

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Jupiter imaged using the VISIR instrument on the VLT - In preparation for the imminent arrival of NASA’s Juno spacecraft in July 2016, astronomers used ESO’s Very Large Telescope to obtain spectacular new infrared images of Jupiter using the VISIR instrument. More information: http://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1623a/ Credit: ESO/L. Fletcher

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Jupiter and Its Moons

Jupiter’s intense magnetic field generates the solar system’s largest and brightest auroras, which are 1,000 times larger than Earth’s Northern Lights. Juno’s polar orbit will allow the spacecraft to study the auroras in detail.

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The Great Red Spot of Jupiter: a storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's 3X the size of the Earth

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Juno spacecraft/space mission | Today, on 4th July, Juno is performing Jupiter Orbit Insertion burn, putting the spacecraft into highly elliptical polar orbit around Jupiter. | Juno spacecraft, launched in August 2011 from Cape Canaveral on top of Atlas V rocket. Learn more about Juno mission: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/juno/main/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_(spacecraft)

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NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures New Image of Jupiter This newly released Juno image highlights the seventh of eight features forming a ‘string of pearls’ on Jupiter. This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a ‘string of pearls’ on Jupiter — massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas […] The post NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures New Image of Jupiter appeared first on Sci..

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Juno Mission Prepares for Jupiter Flyby NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its third science flyby of Jupiter on Sunday, December 11, at 9:04 a.m. PST. At the time of closest approach (called perijove), Juno will be about 2,580 miles (4,150 kilometers) above the gas giant’s roiling cloud tops and traveling at a speed of about 129,000 mph (57.8 kilometers per second) […] The post Juno Mission Prepares for Jupiter Flyby appeared first on SciTech Daily . http://scitechdaily.com/j..