Juno captures Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
The U.S. space agency NASA’s Juno spacecraft just captured and beamed back to earth images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, allowing scientists to record and discuss interesting information about the gaseous giant.
The spacecraft captured images of the Great Red Spot and some other features of Jupiter during its Monday (July 10th) flyby.
The Great Red Spot is a massive spinning storm that has long been a focus of fascination for researchers as well as space enthusiasts. The Great Red Spot puts storms on our planet to shame. Researchers are of the view that this feature may have been around for more than 300 years.
Lead investigator Scott Bolton said in a statement, “Now, Juno and her cloud-penetrating science instruments will dive in to see how deep the roots of this storm go, and help us understand how this giant storm works and what makes it so special.”
The spacecraft was launched in 2011 and it reached the Jupiter’s orbit in July 2016 to help scientists learn more about the gas giant’s origin, evolution, structure and atmosphere.
The Juno team is expected to release the images to the public on July 14, 2017.
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