During its continued mission, NASA’s Juno spacecraft will maintain its 53-day polar orbit around Jupiter. At its closest, Juno passes within 3,000 miles (5,000 kilometers) of Jupiter’s cloud tops once during each 53-day orbit. At the high end of each orbit, Juno is about 5 million miles (8-million kilometers) from the planet – which is just beyond the orbit of the Jovian moon Themisto. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA Re-plans Juno’s Jupiter Mission

NASA Re-plans Juno’s Jupiter Mission NASA has approved an update to Juno’s science operations until July 2021. This provides for an additional 41 months in…

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This artist’s concept of lightning distribution in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere incorporates a JunoCam image with artistic embellishments. Data from NASA’s Juno mission indicates that most of the lightning activity on Jupiter is near its poles. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/JunoCam

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning

Juno Solves 39-Year Old Mystery of Jupiter Lightning Ever since NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft flew past Jupiter in March, 1979, scientists have wondered about the…

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This infrared 3-D image of Jupiter's north pole was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

NASA’s Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter’s North Pole

NASA’s Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter’s North Pole   In this animation the viewer is taken low over Jupiter’s north pole to illustrate…

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Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole. NASA/SWRI/JPL/ASI/INAF/IAPS

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south…

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This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter’s northern lights through the filters of the Juno Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bertrand Bonfond

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to…

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Peering into the Great Red Spot - color enhancements and vibrance, to bring out detail. NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Tom Momary, CC BY-NC-SA

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot The raw images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken this week by the Juno…

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This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on…

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This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

Juno mission unveils Jupiter’s complex interior, weather and magnetism

Juno mission unveils Jupiter’s complex interior, weather and magnetism This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist…

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This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission

A Whole New Jupiter: First Science Results from NASA’s Juno Mission Early science results from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter portray the largest planet in…

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