A Look at Jupiter from Juno’s POV

Juno has passed over Jupiter 37 times since 2016 and each time gets a bit more interesting.

via SyFy

Juno is an armored tank of a space mission, designed to withstand the strong radiation generated by Jupiter’s immense and powerful magnetic fields. Electrically charged ions blasted off its volcanic moon Io are swept up by Jupiter’s magnetism and accelerated to extremely high speeds until they slam into its atmosphere at the poles. Any spacecraft that gets close to Jupiter can be fried by the environment.

And Juno swings in close: its extremely elliptical orbit takes it as far out as 2.7 million kilometers, but then it dives down to just 4,000 kilometers above its cloud tops, screaming past at 200,000 kilometers per hour.

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