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 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.
A citizen scientist created a stunning image of Jupiter. The image was created from the archive of photographs taken by the Juno spacecraft.
NASA's Juno spacecraft completed its third flyby to Jupiter. During the close approach, the spacecraft's JunoCam was able to capture the "string of pearls" series of storms on the surface of Jupiter.
Juno has been stuck in the wrong orbit since the failed engine burn that was supposed to take place last Oct. 19. So far, no reports yet as to when NASA plans to perform the engine burn. But a Jupiter flyby is already set next month.
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 probe is currently orbiting the giant gas planet, Jupiter. The spacecraft captured stunning images of the planet during its first flyby and is expected to produce more science-worthy material in the next 35 more flybys.
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 will initiate a 35-minute engine burn to slow down and allow Jupiter's gravity to capture the spacecraft.
NASA released the video of Juno's final approach to Jupiter, where the gas planet and its four biggest moons are visibly moving in what seems to be a welcome to Earth's spacecraft.