Pics from Jupiter

10 Jan 2018

NASA’s $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter – Science Alert, 2018/01/06

NASA’s $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.

The robot gets relatively close to the gas giant planet and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days, while travelling at speeds up to 130,000 mph (209,000 km/h).

It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features countless swirling, hallucinatory clouds and storms.

More pics at the link.

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