NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.  All of Juno's science instruments and the spacecraft's JunoCam were operating during the flyby, collecting data that are now being returned to Earth. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1.

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 July 10, during its sixth science orbit. All of Juno's science instruments and the spacecraft's JunoCam were operating during the flyby, collecting data that are now being returned to Earth. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1.

The crimson clouds of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are more hypnotic than ever thanks to images created by citizen scientists using data from NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter.

The crimson clouds of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are more hypnotic than ever thanks to images created by citizen scientists using data from NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter.

Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings

Jupiter's mysteries: First results from NASA's Juno mission - Jupiter was most likely the first planet to form in the solar system and contains some of the same ingredients of the collapsing nebula that formed the system. Knowing more about Jupiter can provide greater insight about its beginnings

Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color): This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color): This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft.

This composite, false-color infrared image of Jupiter reveals haze particles over a range of altitudes, as seen in reflected sunlight was taken using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii on May 18, 2017, in collaboration with observations of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission. (Credits: Gemini Observatory/AURA/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

This composite, false-color infrared image of Jupiter reveals haze particles over a range of altitudes, as seen in reflected sunlight was taken using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii on May 18, 2017, in collaboration with observations of Jupiter by NASA's Juno mission. (Credits: Gemini Observatory/AURA/NASA/JPL-Caltech)

Sequence of Juno Spacecraft's Close Approach to Jupiter | NASA

Sequence of Juno Spacecraft's Close Approach to Jupiter

Sequence of Juno Spacecraft's Close Approach to Jupiter | NASA

Latest view of Jupiter's Red Spot taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft [1078x2500]

Latest view of Jupiter's Red Spot taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft [1078x2500]

This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings.

Approaching Jupiter

This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings.

See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will explore Jupiter like never before in this SPACE.com infographic.

See how NASA's Juno spacecraft will explore Jupiter like never before in this SPACE.com infographic.

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter | Science | The Guardian

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter

Nasa's Juno probe captures dramatic first close-up images of Jupiter | Science | The Guardian

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