NASA's $1 Billion Juno Probe Captures New Hi-Res Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

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July 15, 2017 · 106 views
NASA's $1 Billion Juno Probe Captures New Hi-Res Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's plucky Juno probe has returned its first close-up photographs of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and they are stunning. On Monday, Juno flew about 5,600 miles above the mysterious tempest — more than a million miles closer than any previous spacecraft has flown. The Great Red Spot is a massive storm between one and two times as wide as Earth. It has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years.

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Do we know yet what is at the surface of Jupiter?

I've heard things like metallic liquid hydrogen ocean and a possible rocky core.

BartZ · 4 months ago
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