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News Archive / Tagged: Juno

  • Data shows Jupiter’s magnetic field changes over time

    Laurel KornfeldMay 21st, 2019

    Jupiter's internal magnetic field undergoes changes over time, NASA's Juno orbiter confirmed after recent science flybys of the giant planet.

  • Juno snaps photo of two giant storms

    Jim SharkeyJanuary 24th, 2019

    NASA's Juno spacecraft captured an image of two massive storms in Jupiter's turbulent southern hemisphere during its most recent close pass.

  • Juno spacecraft snaps stunning image of Jovian swirls

    Jim SharkeyOctober 10th, 2018

    Juno has discovered stunning patterns in Jupiter's cloud tops - as well as some unusual and hard to find features.

  • Juno may have found new volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 17th, 2018

    A new heat source detected near the south pole of Jupiter's moon Io may be the site of a previously undiscovered volcano, according to researchers working with data returned by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

  • Juno solves lightning mystery, gets mission extension

    Joe LatrellJune 15th, 2018

    NASA's Juno probe, which has been in orbit around Jupiter since July, 2016 has provided scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) opportunities for research. One such research paper, recently published in Nature, helps explain the nature of Jupiter’s polar lightning.

  • Latest Juno image shows Jupiter’s cloud tops in intricate detail

    Laurel KornfeldApril 10th, 2018

    Among the most recent JunoCam images released by NASA is an intricate, color-enhanced photo of Jupiter's cloud tops taken April 1, 2018, that has the appearance of a watercolor painting.

  • Juno data reveals astonishing depth of Jupiter’s jet streams

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 8th, 2018

    Jupiter's colorful belts and bands are connected to cylindrical jet streams that extend as far as 1,900 miles (3,000 km) through the giant planet's atmosphere, according to data returned by NASA's Juno orbiter.

  • Juno spacecraft captures stunning images of Jupiter’s cloud tops, storms

    Laurel KornfeldJanuary 23rd, 2018

    During its recent close flybys of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured incredible images of the giant planet's cloud tops, storms, and atmosphere that some have compared to Vincent Van Gogh's famous "Starry Night" painting.

  • Juno delves deep into Jupiter’s Red Spot

    Jason RhianDecember 18th, 2017

    NASA's Juno mission, which was launched on Aug. 5, 2011, has uncovered some interesting data after its first pass over the largest planet in our Solar System – the gas giant Jupiter. This data suggests that the massive, fiery-red and centuries-old hurricane known as the Great Red Spot descends farther below the planet's cloud tops than was previously believed.

  • Juno completes historic flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 12th, 2017

    NASA's Juno spacecraft successfully completed the first ever close flyby of the mysterious storm on Jupiter known as the Great Red Spot, and early images of the phenomenon are already being returned to Earth.

  • Juno spacecraft makes fifth science pass of Jupiter

    Jim SharkeyMay 24th, 2017

    NASA's Juno mission made a close flyby of the planet Jupiter on May 19, successfully completing the spacecraft's fifth science orbit of the gas giant. JunoCam and all of the spacecraft's science instruments were operating during the flyby. Juno's next close flyby, which will take it over Jupiter's Great Red Spot, will take place on July 11, 2017.

  • Juno heads for 5th flyby of Jupiter’s cloud tops

    Laurel KornfeldMarch 26th, 2017

    Less than nine months after entering orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft is set to conduct its fifth close flyby of the giant planet's cloud tops on Monday, March 27, 2017.

  • Juno completes 3rd orbit, captures ‘pearl’

    Derek RichardsonDecember 14th, 2016

    Streaking by at about 129,000 mph (57.8 kilometers per second), NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed its third flyby some 2,580 miles (4,150 kilometers) over Jupiter's cloud tops. The close approach occurred at 12:04 a.m. EST (17:04 GMT) Dec. 11, 2016.

  • A first look at Jupiter through the eyes of Juno

    Mackenzie KaneOctober 29th, 2016

    As NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has taught us, finding planets around other stars is not uncommon – it is actually expected. However, what continues to puzzle scientists to this day is how the Solar System formed with terrestrial planets closest to the Sun and icy gas giants farther away, separated by an asteroid belt of planetary debris.

  • Juno spacecraft goes into safe mode prior to flyby

    Jim SharkeyOctober 20th, 2016

    NASA's Juno spacecraft entered safe mode on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 10:47 p.m. PDT (Oct. 19 at 1:47 a.m. EDT / 05:47 GMT). For reasons that aren't fully known yet, a software performance monitor induced a reboot of the spacecraft's onboard computer. Juno restarted successfully and is healthy.