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NASA shared more details from the Juno mission on Thursday.
NASA's Juno mission, led by Southwest Research Institute's Dr. Scott Bolton, is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, according to a pair of Science papers released today. The Juno spacecraft has been in orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, passing within 3,000 miles of the equatorial cloudtops.
"What we've learned so far is earth-shattering. Or should I say, Jupiter-shattering," said Bolton, Juno's principal investigator. "Discoveries about its core, composition, magnetosphere, and poles are as stunning as the photographs the mission is generating." Read more at: phys.org...
On May 19, 2017, NASA's Juno spacecraft performed her "Perijove 06" flyby at Jupiter. Due to good contact with Earth during this phase of the mission, several JunoCam images of good quality could be taken and sent back to Earth, despite JunoCam's memory limitations.
These images provided an excellent basis to create textures for a flyby animation. SPICE trajectory data allowed to reconstruct approximately Jupiter's appearance for each point along Juno's trajectory during the flyby.
The movie shows a strongly contrast-enhanced view of Jupiter in very detail.
Each still frame of the movie has been calculated directly from the respective raw image.
JunoCam's raw Perijove-06 RGB images #099 to #137 went into this computer animation.
Credit: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt
originally posted by: iTruthSeeker
Is this really real? Anytime I see a pic of something like this, it's either in crappy black and white cell phone quality, or it says "artist drawing". Amazing pic.