Monday, 5 September 2016

Juno probes Jupiter's stormy north pole

NASA has provided the first close-up and personal view of Jupiter's north pole with the release of images from the Juno orbiter's close encounter with the gas giant. According to the space agency, the unmanned spacecraft returned six megabytes of data over a one-and-a-half day period from its six-hour transit on August 27 at an altitude of 2,500 mi (4,200 km) above Jupiter's clouds. The result is more than a few surprises.

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