However in the far reaches of the planetary system, an adventurous NASA spacecraft is wandering along, all set to upstage them all.
In February, NASA’s Jovian explorer, Juno, made its 18 th close flyby of Jupiter, coming within 13,000 kilometers (approx. 8,000 miles) of its roiling clouds. The photo above was snapped by the spacecrafts JunoCam imager as Juno wandered over the northern hemisphere. The big brown area to the left of the photo sits within the swirling air currents of an area referred to as Jet N6.
Person researcher Kevin M. Gill plucked the image from JunoCam’s raw image database, color-enhancing the area of interest. The initial image is listed below.
As Juno swings around Jupiter, it’s continuously snapping pictures of the gas giant like an overenthusiastic paparazzo. Because swinging into orbit in July 2016, Juno has actually found all sorts of fascinating phenomena within Jupiter’s clouds– like, and — and it even
Juno was initially set up to crash into Jupiter in 2015, however NASA extended the Y-shaped spacecraft’s objective till 2021, enabling it to swing around our planetary system’s most significant world for another 2 years.