On May 19, the Juno spacecraft once again swung by Jupiter in its
looping 53 day orbit around the Solar System's ruling gas gaint.
Beginning at the top, this vertical
sequence of enhanced-color
follows the spacecraft's rapidly changing perspective during
its two hour passage.
look down on Jupiter's
north polar region, equatorial, and south polar region
With the field-of-view shrinking, the seventh and eighth images
in the sequence are close-up.
Taken only 4 minutes apart above Jupiter's equator they were
captured just before the
reached perijove 6, its closest approach to Jupiter on
images in the sequence pick up
white oval storm systems,
Jupiter's "String of Pearls", and the south polar region
from the outward bound spacecraft.
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Publications with keywords: Jupiter
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