The “dramatic image” was snapped by NASA’s probe and enhanced by citizen scientist Kevin Gill. The picture features Jupiter’s upper hemisphere where a pitch-black and round shadow has appeared. NASA’s Juno took the picture on its 22nd close flyby of the Gas Giant on September 11, 2019. During the flyby, the spacecraft dipped to a distance of just 4,885 miles (7,862km) above the planet’s cloud tops. So, what exactly is the dark shadow blemishing the surface of the solar system’s biggest planet? Could it be a black hole threatening to trap Jupiter in the unavoidable grip of its gravity? Thankfully, the black hole is completely harmless and is the result of Jupiter’s moon Io passing directly in front of the Sun. NASA said: “Jupiter’s volcanically active moon Io casts its shadow on the planet in this dramatic image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. READ MORE: Jupiter’s magnetic field is CHANGING and you won’t … [Read more...] about NASA news: An incredible black hole appeared on Jupiter – What is this ‘dramatic image’?
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Stunning images of the swirling gas clouds and raging storms covering Jupiter have been revealed by NASA. The space agency's Juno probe captured the images using its on-boardcamera, known as the JunoCam. It was specifically designed to take pictures of the planet's polar regions in its quest to search for clues about how the planet formed. Scroll down for video NASA's Juno orbiter probe has revealed detailed images of the swirling gas clouds covering Jupiter Juno was launched on August 5, 2011 and entered a polar orbit of the planet in July, 2016. JunoCam captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles, as well as the shroud of swirling clouds that cover the gas giant. Experts debate whether this covering is hiding a hidden solid core that humans could stand on or whether it is entirely comprised of gases. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next The violent volcanic eruptions of Io: NASA's Juno spacecraft... Jupiter like you've never seen it before! Stunning … [Read more...] about Probe captures more stunning close-up pictures of Jupiter
Nasa's Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a science-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole. Its sensors take measurements of the composition of the planet, in an effort to decipher how the largest world in our Solar System formed. Mapping the magnetic and gravity fields should also expose Jupiter's structure. But images from JunoCam - a camera that was intended to capture images that could be shared with the public - has already given us some surprising insights. Dr Candice Hansen, from the Planetary Science Institute in Arizona, is leading the JunoCam project, which she described as "our little outreach camera". She presented some of the remarkable images from the camera - raw images downloaded and processed by members of the public - at the American Geophysical Union meeting here in Washington DC. Other stories from the AGU meeting you might … [Read more...] about Nasa’s Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms
Dave Mosher, provided by Published 7:27 am CDT, Monday, September 17, 2018 An enhanced-color image of planet Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft in September 2018. An enhanced-color image of planet Jupiter taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft in September 2018. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech Juno flies in an elliptical orbit, getting close to Jupiter once every 53.5 days Juno's closest flyby lasts several hours and is called a perijove. During that time, the probe flies over Jupiter's north pole and exits with views of the south pole. Juno passes within thousands of miles of the planet's surface, enabling the probe to make detailed and unprecedented measurements of gravity, magnetism and plasma fields using a suite of high-tech instruments. less Juno flies in an elliptical orbit, getting close to Jupiter once every 53.5 days Juno's closest flyby lasts several hours and is called a perijove. During that time, the … [Read more...] about NASA spacecraft uncovers Jupiter’s deepest secrets, so far
NASA has captured stunning images of Jupiter pictured with an Earth-sized black spot on its surface. It’s actually an enormous shadow from an eclipse caused by Jupiter’s moon Io passing in front of the sun. The images were taken by NASA’s Juno probe, which has been circling Jupiter since 2016. Juno caught the eclipse on Sept. 12 during a fly-by of Jupiter. It was caused by Io, a fiery moon believed to be the most volcanically active object in the solar system. Io is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons, but it orbits closer than the others. More than 400 active volcanoes have been discovered on Io, spewing lava and gas up to 300 miles into the air. There are more than 100 mountains scattered across Io, some of which are taller than Mount Everest. It’s also the fourth-largest moon in the Solar System, the most dense and was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei. In NASA’s new images, Io’s shadow appears to be of similar size to the Great Red Spot – a … [Read more...] about NASA takes photo of Earth-sized black ‘spot’ on Jupiter
This jaw-dropping image of Jupiter has been sent back to Earth by NASA's Juno probe . Currently orbiting the largest planet in the solar system, Juno took this color-enhanced image on February 7th, during its 11th close flyby. It shows the swirling clouds of a giant storm tearing across the planet's northern hemisphere. At the time of the picture, Juno was 12,195km (7,578 miles) from the surface of the planet. "Citizen scientist Matt Brealey processed the image using data from the JunoCam imager. Citizen scientist Gustavo B C then adjusted colors and embossed Matt Brealey's processing of this storm," said NASA in a statement . Data from NASA's Juno spacecraft, orbiting the solar system's largest planet since 2016, is providing researchers with what they called unprecedented insight into Jupiter's internal dynamics and structure. Until now, scientists have had scant information about what lies below Jupiter's thick red, brown, yellow and white clouds. Jupiter is a type of planet … [Read more...] about Juno spacecraft captures astonishingly detailed picture of a storm on Jupiter