NASA Juno captures STUNNING clips when it sinks over Jupiter's cloud peaks


NASA's space spacecraft captured an incredible video of Jupiter's clouds of clouds during a recent flight of the planet.

Spacecraft are currently in a highly elliptical 53-day orbit around Jupiter.

Each orbit includes a narrow passage over the Jupiter's roof deck, where it flies between mountainous north and south poles.

On June 21, Juno will make his 16-year flight on the planet when it is 3 140 miles above the summit of the cloud.

Jupiter's swirling clouds

Jack Connerney, the alternate lead researcher Juno, said: "With our 16th year of science, we will have full global coverage of Jupiter, though in rough resolution, with polar passages separated by 22.5 degrees of length.

"In the second half of our main mission – the science of flybys 17 to 32 – we will divide the difference, fly precisely halfway between each previous orbit.

"This will ensure the planet's coverage of every 11.25 degree of length, with a more detailed picture of what makes the entire Jupiter bench."

Spacecraft are currently in a highly elliptical 53-day orbit around Jupiter

During flying, Juno collects important information about Jupiter, including its internal structure and atmosphere.

Scott Bolton, lead investigator Juno, said: "We have already written stories about how Jupiter's atmosphere works, and about the complexity and asymmetry of its magnetic field.

"The other half must provide details that can be used to improve our understanding of the depth of Jupiter's windwaves, the generation of its magnetic field, and the structure and development of its interior."


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