May 26, 2017 11:16 AM EDT
NASA's Juno Probe: Latest Photos of Jupiter Sheds Light And Answers To Questions of Researchers [VIDEO]
NASA's Juno spacecraft have captured dramatic photos on the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter. NASA's Juno spacecraft released beautiful images of Jupiter, which showcased a new light as well as answers researchers have been asking for a long time.
The Juno mission that NASA launched in 2011and reached Jupiter last July, started observing the fifth planet from the Sun right away. The results from NASA's Juno spacecraft came from a series of flybys that started in late August that brought the spacecraft within 2,600 miles of the highest clouds of Jupiter. The information that was transmitted by the Juno spacecraft was able to confirmed one theory researchers had, the largest planet in the solar system is more complex than the researchers originally thought.
NASA's Juno spacecraft is orbiting the Jupiter planet on a polar orbit track. Most days, the Juno spacecraft is observing Jupiter from a distance, but once every 53 days, the planet is getting closer, NASA reported.
A planetary space physicist at the University of Colorado, Fran Bagenal, stated that they were all jumping with excitement when the images of Jupiter came down. Bagenal also said that the rewards of their patience are fantastic, The Guardian reported.
Nonetheless, a photo that was taken on Jupiter's south pole showed the giant planet from about 32,000 miles away. The image revealed a cyclone on the Jupiter that's about 600 miles in diameter. The photo is actually a compilation of several images to show the pole which was fully illuminated by the sun.
Also, another Jupiter photo which was captured by JunoCam is in a more detailed way than ever before. This image was taken by JunoCam on May 19. The small-looking clouds in the photo are actually gigantic, which is about 30 miles wide. These waves of clouds in the image are most likely made of water.
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