Juno probe completes historic Great Red Spot flyby

Jupiter's Great Red Spot to Be Investigated Soon

NASA spacecraft Juno has completed a close flyby directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot during its sixth science orbit.

NASA says the Great Red Spot may be more than 350 years old and has been monitored since 1830.

"For generations people from all over the world and all walks of life have marveled over the Great Red Spot", commented Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from NASA's Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. In modern times, it appears to be shrinking.

Additional processing is expected to bring out much more detail in the images that, when coupled with data from Juno's other instruments, will shed more light on the nature of the storm and presumably help answer questions that have baffled scientists for almost two centuries if not longer. This mission is a historic moment in space exploration.

Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on September 1. "The orbiting spacecraft will skim several thousand miles over the Great Red Spot, using instruments that let scientists peer beneath the cloud tops".

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He added he would not change anything about the debate he had with Thurlow about feminism shortly before their split. Mitchell volunteered to go after previously saying he was tempted to walk out.

NASA scientists are fielding the latest rush of data and images from the Juno probe's latest Jupiter flyby. While scientists know the Great Red Spot has stuck around for quite some time, they don't know the cause of its reddish color or what keeps the storm brewing.

Juno has been exploring Jupiter since its arrival at the giant planet in July 2016. "Submit your images to Juno_outreach@jpl.nasa.gov to be featured on the Mission Juno website!".

NASA's Juno spacecraft reached an orbit closest to the centre of Jupiter - perijove - at a distance of 3,500km (2,200 miles) on July 10, 2017.

But for now, we are just going to enjoy the magnificent view of the greatest storm humanity has ever known. Do not forget to share your creations with us in the comments!

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