Juno Spacecraft Spies Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

rumblestaffPublished: July 21, 2017Updated: July 24, 20172 views
Published: July 21, 2017Updated: July 24, 2017

On July 10, the Juno spacecraft completed its 7th perijove – or close flyby of Jupiter. It flew directly over the planet’s iconic Great Red Spot – about 5,600 miles above it. All of the spacecraft's science instruments, and its JunoCam imager were active – providing the first up-close look at the ten-thousand-mile-wide storm that has intrigued humans for hundreds of years. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1. Also, The Path Ahead for New Horizons, Orion Egress Testing, and Langley’s Centennial Symposium.
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