Swimming on Jupiter
On October 29, the Juno spacecraft once again dove near
the turbulent Jovian cloud tops.
Its 16th orbital closest approach or
brought Juno within 3,500 kilometers of
the Solar System's largest planetary atmosphere.
recorded by JunoCam
while the spacecraft cruised 20 - 50 thousand kilometers
above the planet's middle southern latitudes,
seem to follow a swirling cloud shaped remarkably like a dolphin.
South South Temperate Belt, this dolphin is itself planet-sized though,
some thousands of kilometers across.
Juno's next perijove
passage will be December 21.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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