Mission Juno @nasajuno

Exploring Jupiter to improve our understanding of the solar system's largest planet.

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A beautiful abyss. This view of an area within a Jovian jet stream includes a vortex with an intensely dark center. Nearby, other features display bright, high altitude clouds that have puffed up into the sunlight. NASA’s Juno took this color-enhanced image on May 29, 2019, as the spacecraft performed its 20th science flyby of Jupiter. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this image using data from the JunoCam imager. More info at the link in the bio. #NASA #space #science #nature #weather #photography #Jupiter #Juno #JunoCam

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From data to discoveries 🛰 → 📡 → 💡 My observations often reveal new insights into Jupiter, forever changing humanity's understanding of giant planets. Watch this short film filmed at @dyerobservers to see how my data gets from Jupiter to Earth, and how my team transforms that raw data into new knowledge. Full video link in the bio. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #citizenscience #photography

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It’s not easy getting a spacecraft to #Jupiter in one piece, ready to explore.🛰 Check out this short feature to see how my team worked as a family to make sure everything went exactly as planned. Video link in the bio. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #engineering #exploration

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April 2019

Citizen Science collaboration 📸🔬 🎨 : I send home raw pictures of Jupiter, and talented people around the world turn them into everything from detailed scientific imagery to beautiful works of art. Video link in the bio. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #citizenscience #photography

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April 2019

It’s hard to believe, but nearly eight years have passed since launch! Let’s check in with the team to find out what’s going on now – and what continues to make my mission so special – in this series of conversations filmed @dyerobservers First up, a look at how my journey posed extreme design challenges for engineers. I was the first solar-powered spacecraft to operate so far from the Sun. I traveled through magnetic fields 20 times stronger than any previous spacecraft. I operate deep within Jupiter’s hazardous radiation belts. So, my team had to be very strategic about protecting my “vital organs” and sensitive science instruments from the elements. See how they pulled it off in the full video at the link in our bio. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #mission #space #science #astronomy #engineering

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February 2019

The view from here 🌫️. Dramatic atmospheric features in Jupiter's northern hemisphere are captured in this view from @NASA 's Juno spacecraft. The new perspective shows swirling clouds that surround a circular feature within a jet stream region called "Jet N6." #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #science #astronomy #photography

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February 2019

☁️ Jupiter Storm Tracker ☁️ A giant, spiraling storm in Jupiter’s southern hemisphere is captured in this animation from @NASA ’s Juno spacecraft. The storm is approximately 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers ) across. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #science #astronomy #photography

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January 2019

This image of Jupiter’s turbulent southern hemisphere was captured by @NASA ’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its most recent close flyby of the gas giant planet on Dec. 21, 2018. This new perspective captures the notable Great Red Spot, as well as a massive storm called Oval BA. The storm reached its current size when three smaller spots collided and merged in the year 2000. The Great Red Spot, which is about twice as wide as Oval BA, may have formed from the same process centuries ago. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #science #astronomy #photography

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December 2018

Whoa, we're half way there… This Dec. 21 will be Juno’s 16th science pass of Jupiter, marking the halfway point in data collection of the prime mission. "We have already rewritten the textbooks on how Jupiter's atmosphere works, and on the complexity and asymmetry of its magnetic field," said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno, from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. "The second half should provide the detail that we can use to refine our understanding of the depth of Jupiter's zonal winds, the generation of its magnetic field, and the structure and evolution of its interior." [link in bio] Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this image sequence using data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #mission #astronomy #photography

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December 2018

Get mesmerized by colorful swirling clouds in Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt in this new close-up view from @NASA 's Juno spacecraft. This is the closest image captured of the Jovian clouds during this recent flyby of the gas giant planet. The color-enhanced image was taken at 2:08 p.m. PDT (5:08 p.m. EDT ) on Oct. 29, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Björn Jónsson #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #planet #cloud #space #science #astronomy #photography

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November 2018

Io rising: Jupiter's moon Io rises just off the horizon of the gas giant planet in this image from @NASA 's Juno spacecraft. Slightly larger than Earth's moon, Io is the most volcanically active world in the solar system. #Jupiter #Juno #NASA #mission #space #science #astronomy #planet #moon #photography

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November 2018

Jovian close encounter. A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. This color-enhanced image was taken on Oct. 29, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,400 miles (7,000 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, at a latitude of approximately 40 degrees north. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #citizenscience

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October 2018

Seeing spots. A swirling, oval white cloud in Jupiter’s South South Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Known as White Oval A5, the feature is an anticyclonic storm. An anticyclone is a weather phenomenon where winds around the storm flow in the direction opposite to those of the flow around a region of low pressure. Juno took the two images used to produce this color-enhanced view on Sept. 6, 2018, as the Juno spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the images were taken, the spacecraft was about 25,000 miles (40,500 kilometers ) to 39,000 miles (63,000 kilometers ) from Jupiter's cloud tops, above a southern latitude spanning from about 54 to 66 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #mission #space #science #astronomy #citizenscience #photography

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October 2018

Jupiter in the rearview mirror. In the final minutes of a recent close flyby of Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a departing view of the planet’s swirling southern hemisphere. This color-enhanced image was taken at 7:13 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 (10:13 p.m. EDT ) as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 55,600 miles (89,500 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of approximately 75 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #citizenscience

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September 2018

Space out for a moment. Swirling clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, are captured in the center of this color-enhanced image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. A brown oval known as a “brown barge” is visible in the North North Temperate Belt region in the top-left portion of the image. This image was taken at 5:58 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 (8:58 p.m. EDT ) as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was 7,600 miles (11,300 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a northern latitude of approximately 52 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #space #science #astronomy #citizenscience #photography

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September 2018

Caught on camera 📷: An elusive "brown barge" cyclonic region in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Brown barges are cyclonic regions that usually lie within Jupiter's dark North Equatorial Belt, although they are sometimes found in the similarly dark South Equatorial Belt as well. They can often be difficult to detect visually because their color blends in with the dark surroundings. At other times, as with this image, the dark belt material recedes, creating a lighter-colored background against which the brown barge is more conspicuous. Brown barges usually dissipate after the entire cloud belt undergoes an upheaval and reorganizes itself. Juno is giving us the first glimpses of the detailed structure within such a barge. This image was taken at 6:26 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #citzenscience

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August 2018

World of Swirl 🍥: Intricate swirls in Jupiter’s volatile northern hemisphere are captured in this color-enhanced image from @NASA ’s Juno spacecraft. Bursts of bright-white “pop-up” clouds appear scattered throughout the scene, with some visibly casting shadows on the neighboring cloud layers beneath them. Juno scientists are using shadows to determine the distances between cloud layers in Jupiter’s atmosphere, which provide clues to their composition and origin. This image was taken at 10:27 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:27 a.m. EDT on May 24 ) as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 7,050 miles (11,350 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a northern latitude of approximately 49 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #camera #photography #science #astronomy #space #citizenscience #STEM

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August 2018

Changing perspective: Striking atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from @NASA ’s Juno spacecraft. From left to right, this sequence of images was taken between 9:54 p.m. and 10:11 p.m. PDT on July 15 (12:54 a.m. and 1:11 a.m. EDT on July 16 ), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 15,700 to 3,900 miles (25,300 to 6,200 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a latitude of approximately 69 to 36 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #science #astronomy #citizenscience #photography #art

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August 2018

Take in the Jovian view. See a tapestry of vivid colors and swirling atmospheric vortices in this close-up view of Jupiter. The easternmost edge of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and surrounding south tropical disturbance are captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. At left, wispy tendrils from the Red Spot give the atmosphere a layered appearance as they partially obscure cloud features below. This color-enhanced image was taken on April 1, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 12th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 7,900 miles (12,750 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of approximately 26 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #science #astronomy #citizenscience #camera #photography

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August 2018

Flawless. See tumultuous tempests in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere in this portrait taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Like our home planet, Jupiter has cyclones and anticyclones, along with fast-moving jet streams that circle its globe. This image captures a jet stream, called Jet N6, located on the far right of the image. It is next to an anticyclonic white oval that is the brighter circular feature in the top right corner. The North North Little Red Spot is also visible in this view. The image was taken at 10 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2018 (1 a.m. EDT on July 16 ), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 10,600 miles (17,000 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a latitude of 59 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #planet #mission #space #science #astronomy #photography #citizenscience

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July 2018

A swirling storm somersaults through Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt in this view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. This feature -- not to be confused with the planet’s iconic Great Red Spot -- is escorted by several smaller, reddish vortices above and to the left. This natural color view offers an approximation of what Jupiter would look like to human eyes from Juno’s vantage point near the time of closest approach in its orbit. Jupiter’s stunning appearance is due to its atmosphere of colorful cloud bands and spots. The vivid red and orange hues are created by chemicals of uncertain composition called "chromophores." The image was taken at 10:28 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2018 (1:28 a.m. EDT on July 16 ), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,900 miles (8,000 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 36 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #space #science #astronomy #weather #storm #photography

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July 2018

See a mesmerizing, high-altitude cloud formation surrounded by swirling patterns in the atmosphere of Jupiter's North North Temperate Belt region. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:11 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #mission #space #planet #storm #cloud #photography #citizenscience

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June 2018

See you around! This image of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on the outbound leg of a close flyby of the gas giant planet. The color-enhanced image was taken on May 23, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 44,300 miles (71,400 kilometers ) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 71 degrees. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #JunoCam #space #science #STEM #astronomy #photography #citizenscience

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June 2018

Jovian Weather Report: This stunning JunoCam image captures the intensity of jets and vortices in Jupiter’s North North Temperate Belt. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:31 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018, as Juno performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, the spacecraft was about 4,900 miles (7,900 kilometers ) of the gas giant planet, at a northern latitude of about 41 degrees. The view is oriented with south on Jupiter toward upper left and north toward lower right [link in bio] #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #art #storm #weather

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June 2018

This artist’s concept of ⚡️ lightning ⚡️ distribution in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere incorporates a JunoCam image with artistic embellishments. Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in 1979, scientists have wondered about the origin of Jupiter’s lightning. NASA’s Juno mission found out lightning on Jupiter is the same as in Earth in some ways, opposite in others. [link in bio] Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/JunoCam #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #art #lightning #storm #weather

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May 2018

J-J-J-Juno and the Jets. See a jet stream speeding through Jupiter’s atmosphere in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The jet stream, called Jet N2, was captured along the dynamic northern temperate belts of the gas giant planet. It is the white stream visible from top left to bottom right in the image. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #mission #space #science #education #photography #STEM #STEAM

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May 2018

A New Perspective: This extraordinary view of Jupiter from the south makes the Great Red Spot appear as though it is in northern territory. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took the images used to produce this color-enhanced image on April 1 on the outbound leg of its 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet. At the time the images were taken, the spacecraft was between 10,768 miles (17,329 kilometers ) to 42,849 miles (68,959 kilometers ) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a southern latitude spanning 34.01 to 71.43 degrees. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #STEM #STEAM #citizenscience

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May 2018

Dynamic planet! This image captures the active nature of Jupiter's northern temperate belt, revealing a white, oval-shaped anticyclonic storm called WS-4. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image on April 1 during its 12th close flyby of the gas giant planet. At the time, the spacecraft was 4,087 miles (6,577 kilometers ) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds at 35.6 degrees north latitude. #NASA #JPL #Juno #Jupiter #planet #mission #space #science #citizenscience #astronomy #photography #STEM #STEAM

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April 2018

Let the storm rage on. This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced image is a combination of three separate images taken on April 1, as Juno performed its 12th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the images were taken, the spacecraft was 15,379 miles (24,749 kilometers ) to 30,633 miles (49,299 kilometers ) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a southern latitude spanning 43.2 to 62.1 degrees. Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran #NASA #Juno #JPL #Jupiter #Planet #GreatRedSpot #space #science #astronomy #citizenscience #photography

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April 2018

Take an infrared tour of Jupiter in a new 3-D flyover movie showing massive cyclones in the planet’s north pole. The movie utilizes imagery derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM ) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission during its fourth pass over the massive planet. More news from #EGU18 in our bio link. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM #NASA #JPL #Juno #Jupiter #planet #space #science #space

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