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Juno’s look at Jupiter’s swirling clouds

See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter’s north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Juno probes depths of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Juno spacecraft data show the Great Red Spot – nearly 1.5 Earths wide – with roots penetrating some 200 miles (300 km) into Jupiter’s atmosphere.

Wow! Juno’s 8th science flyby of Jupiter

A new and awesome batch of images has emerged from the Juno mission’s most recent flyby of Jupiter. Plus, the mission gets a new project manager.

Juno sees Jupiter and 2 large moons

Jupiter and 2 of its largest moons – Io and Europa – captured by the Juno spacecraft as it performed its 8th flyby of the planet on September 1, 2017.

Juno sees Jupiter up-close and personal

A series of images from the Juno spacecraft’s 8th close flyby of the gas giant planet

Wow! Juno’s super-close Red Spot images

Raw images from the Juno spacecraft’s extremely close sweep past Jupiter’s Red Spot are beginning to come in. NASA invites you to help process them!

Juno to buzz Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

On July 10, we’ll get humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the spot — a storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years.

Juno at Jupiter: 1st science results

An update on the science coming out of the Juno spacecraft mission to the gas giant planet Jupiter – largest planet in our solar system – and some spectacular recent images.

Juno in safe mode for Jupiter flyby

A sudden safe mode halted planned data collection during the spacecraft’s perijove – or closest point to Jupiter – on October 19. Next perijove December 11.

Success for Juno’s 1st Jupiter flyby

Juno spacecraft arrived at Jupiter on July 4 and has spent some weeks in a testing mode. On Saturday, it came closer to Jupiter than any spacecraft ever has.

Juno soars closest to Jupiter August 27

The Juno spacecraft will be about 2,500 miles (4,200 km) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. No other spacecraft has ever orbited Jupiter this closely.

Juno’s 1st in-orbit view of Jupiter

Color view from JunoCam, showing the planet, the Red Spot and several moons. Plus … calling all astrophotographers to participate in the mission!

Success! Juno is orbiting Jupiter

After a 5-year voyage, Juno performed a successful braking maneuver on July 4. First spacecraft to enter Jupiter orbit since Galileo in the 1990s.

Boom! Juno within Jupiter’s magnetosphere

In late June, as Juno crossed into Jupiter’s magnetic field, an instrument aboard the craft recorded the bow shock. Hear it here.

Juno on Jupiter’s doorstep

Juno spacecraft on approach to Jupiter! The craft will arrive at Jupiter on July 4, first spacecraft to orbit the giant planet since Galileo (1995-2003).

Juno captured starship-like view of Earth and moon

The closest we’ve come yet to being on the bridge of the starship Enterprise, but this time it’s Earth on the view screen. Thanks, Juno spacecraft!

Juno craft, headed for Jupiter, resumes full flight operations

After a temporary glitch that occurred after Juno’s flyby of Earth on Wednesday – and after a short period in safe mode – the Jupiter-bound craft is fully functioning again.

Raw images from Juno spacecraft’s Earth flyby

More images will be released soon, from Juno’s flyby of Earth on Wednesday. Plus check out a simulation of Juno’s unique perspective on Jupiter in 2016.

Video: Bill Nye explains Earth flyby of Juno spacecraft

Watch Bill Nye explain why the Juno spacecraft is being routed so close to Earth on October 9, and what the craft will do when it reaches Jupiter in 2016.

Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft image of Earth and moon

Juno captured this image of the Earth and moon on August 26, 2011 from about six million miles away.

LEGO figurines going to Jupiter with Juno spacecraft

NASA’s Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft will carry LEGO likenesses of Galileo Galilei, the Roman god Jupiter, and his wife Juno to Jupiter.

Juno spacecraft’s goal to reveal Jupiter’s secrets

On August 5, 2011, NASA launched the Juno spacecraft on a $1.1 billion mission to Jupiter. The craft will orbit for a year and sweep near Jupiter’s cloudtops.

Awesome new Jupiter close-up

This new Juno spacecraft image shows magnificent swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic atmosphere. The craft was about 4,400 miles (7,000 km) from the planet’s cloud tops on October 29, over about 40 degrees north.

Jupiter in the rearview mirror

In the final minutes of a close flyby of Jupiter on September 6, the Juno spacecraft captured this departing view of the planet’s swirling southern hemisphere.

Jupiter’s growing pains, explained

Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, but had delayed growth early on. Scientists weren’t sure why, but now might have an answer.

More favorite Perseid meteor shower photos

2018 has been an exceptional year for the Perseids. Wonderful photos are still coming in. Thanks to all who submitted!

Wow! New volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io

Io is small, but it’s the most volcanically active world in our solar system. It has hundreds of active volcanoes. Now the Juno spacecraft has found one more.

Chaotic clouds of Jupiter

Juno captured this image of swirling cloud belts and tumultuous vortices in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere during the spacecraft’s 13th close flyby of Jupiter in May.

Beauty! Moon and Jupiter May 25 to 28

Jupiter is the brightest object near the moon on all of these nights. You’ll also notice a bright star, Spica in the constellation Virgo, nearby.

New views of Jupiter

At a meeting of experts in London last week, citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran wowed the audience with this new composite, plus a new dazzling animation, of the giant planet Jupiter.

We go between sun and Jupiter May 8-9

Jupiter rises when the sun sets. It’s ascending in the east in evening twilight. Turn around and look for Venus in the west. Venus and Jupiter will be super bright as night falls, balancing the 2 sides of your sky.

New science from Jupiter

When the Juno spacecraft recently flew over the poles of Jupiter, researchers were astonished. This 5-minute video from NASA explores the latest discoveries.

Flyover of Jupiter’s north pole in infrared

See what scientists saw this week at a meeting in Vienna. It’s a 3-D fly-around of Jupiter’s north pole, showing its central cyclone and the 8 smaller cyclones encircling it.

In infrared, Io appears alive with volcanos

The Juno spacecraft, now orbiting Jupiter, acquired this infrared image of the giant planet’s moon Io. Each fiery dot is an active volcano.

Jupiter cloud patterns

See intricate cloud patterns in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Spacecraft sees Jupiter as never before

Check out the massive cyclones at Jupiter’s north and south poles, on display in stunning new images from the Juno spacecraft.

Rose-colored Jupiter

This Juno spacecraft image, taken February 7, 2018, captures a close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in planet Jupiter’s northern hemisphere.

Day meets night on Jupiter

The Juno spacecraft captured this image during its 11th close flyby of the planet. It shows swirling cloud formations around Jupiter’s south pole.

Don’t miss the moon and morning planets

The moon has now swept past Jupiter and is headed for Mars, then Saturn. Don’t miss them!

Hubble sees Neptune’s dark storm die

In the 1980s, Voyager 2 discovered a dark storm in Neptune’s dense atmosphere, and now the Hubble Space Telescope is tracking Neptune’s storms. More in this NASA video.

Jupiter’s North Temperate Belt

Did you know that NASA encourages people to download the RAW images from Juno’s ongoing flybys of Jupiter, and also to process them?

Will future landers on Europa sink?

Jupiter’s moon Europa is an ocean world beneath an icy crust, and scientists want to land a spacecraft there. But a new study indicates a surface less dense than freshly fallen snow.

Jupiter’s swirling south pole

Juno spacecraft view of planet Jupiter’s southern polar region.

Jupiter’s independently pulsating auroras

The auroras over Earth’s north and south poles typically mirror each other. But X-ray observations show that Jupiter’s auroras pulsate on different timescales.

What drives Jupiter’s brightest auroras?

The sun drives Earth’s auroras. But Jupiter’s brightest auroras may be accelerated by processes within the giant planet’s own magnetic field.

Jupiter has a Great Cold Spot

The newly discovered Great Cold Spot on Jupiter rivals the scale of the planet’s Great Red Spot. It’s thought to be driven by powerful energies from auroras at Jupiter’s poles.

Moon and Jupiter March 13 and 14

Jupiter and the moon will appear as nighttime’s two brightest lights. They’ll be close as seen from around the world.

Jupiter abstract

This gorgeous image isn’t a painting. It’s a new photo by the daredevil Juno spacecraft, as it skimmed close to Jupiter on its last close pass near the planet.

Wow! Jupiter and Little Red Spot

The Little Red Spot is Jupiter’s 3rd-largest anticyclonic storm. Earth-based observers have tracked it for the last 23 years. The Juno spacecraft captured this amazing image.

ESA’s Mars craft landed, but not softly

“We have data coming back that allow us to fully understand the steps that did occur, and why the soft landing did not occur.” Meanwhile, the orbiter is A-OK.