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Monday, April 9, 2018

Intricate Clouds Jupiter

Intricate Clouds of Jupiter | Image : JunoCam | NASA

Intricate Clouds:
     NASA's Juno Mission had explored intricate cloud patterns in the northern hemisphere of planet Jupiter.

This image was processed by National Aeronautics Space Administration Image Processing Department. It was taken on 1st April 2018 at 02:32 a.m, when Juno performed its twelfth close flyby of Jupiter. At that time the spacecraft was about 12,326 kilometers from the top of the clouds with an angle of 50.2 degrees.

About Juno Mission:

     Juno spacecraft was launched on 5 August 2011, from Cape Canaveral Air force station, Florida.  After few years it arrived Jupiter on 4 July 2016. From its arrival it had completed nine science pass around the Jupiter. The last science pass was on 16 December 2017. During its flybys Jupiter's clouds, atmosphere, great red-spot and radiation zone was explored including its magnetosphere. Juno mission is a part of NASA"s New Frontiers Program and the spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin Space Systems, part of Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech in Pasadena, California.

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Image Credit: JunoCam
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