NASA's Juno spacecraft sent its first batch of science data to Earth. Part of the discoveries is the Earth-sized storms on Jupiter's south pole.
Juno captured thing inside of Jupiter's ring in 2016. NASA gave the public a view of the space between the planet and the ring after scientists analyzed the data from the spacecraft.
Juno completed its fifth flyby to Jupiter. The spacecraft arrived on the gas planet's orbit in 2016 and its next flyby is set to occur on July 11.
Less than nine months after Juno entered Jupiter's orbit, it will perform its fifth flyby. The flyby is expected to produce more scientific data about some features of the planet including its complex magnetic field.
NASA's Juno spacecraft will remain on its current 53-day orbit. The team behind Juno said an engine burn to reduce orbit to 14 days will no longer be performed to avoid any damage to the spacecraft.
NASA’s Juno probe is finally back in action after experiencing a glitch that prevented it from gathering data during its Jupiter flyby last week. It is now preparing for a close flyby of the planet on December.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft sends back the first images of Jupiter’s north pole, which shows raging storms on the planet’s surface.
Juno has successfully completed the first of 36 Jupiter flybys on Aug. 27 after entering the planet's orbit last July 4.
After reaching the farthest point of Jupiter's orbit, Juno is now on its way back to the planet. The orbit will be completed on Aug. 27 when the spacecraft will also execute the nearest passby above its cloud tops.
Juno reached the farthest point of Jupiters orbit on July 31 at about 5 million miles or 8 million kilometers away from the planet.
NASA made Juno data available for download including 1,300 raw images taken by the JunoCam during the spacecraft's approach to its destination planet, Jupiter.
Juno engineers are set to make minor changes in the spacecraft's trajectory.
The solar-powered Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter and successfully entered the planet's orbit on July 4. It has turned its back on the Sun to be able to harvest solar energy while it orbits the planet for 20 months.
Juno spacecraft is closing in on Jupiter and is ready to enter the planet's orbit on July 4.