Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I Am Sure We Over The Past Few Days,

have seen pictures of Jupiter,

NASA’s Juno spacecraft launched in 2011, arriving at Jupiter in July of 2016 to begin a series of what will eventually be 12 orbits around the Solar System’s largest planet. The path selected for this particular mission is a wide polar orbit, most of which is spent well away from Jupiter. But once every 53 days Juno screams from top to bottom across the surface of the gaseous planet, recording data and snapping photographs for two hours. It takes around 1.5 days to download the six megabytes of data collected during the transit, Juno only takes a handful of still photographs each time it passes Jupiter, all of which are made available to the public, 

lucky for us Sean Doran stitched together the images from Juno’s last transit (colourised by Gerald Eichstädt) to create an approximate video/animation of what it looks like to fly over the giant planet, music added by Avi Solomon, what a stunning video of the great planet, and who knows what secrets it holds?

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