What Did NASA Photograph On Jupiter? | Real Pictures

With a whopping 79 moons immensely powerfulwinds mysterious sounds swirling patterns and bright aurorae it goes withoutsaying that Jupiter has long been an object of fascination wonder and intrigueseveral attempts have been made to discover more about the large planet for decades nowand nasa's 1.13 billion dollar Juno Mission might just be the most successful andgroundbreaking yet it's only fitting that the spacecraft that has uncovered so much aboutJupiter was named after the roman goddess Juno, Jupiter's wife we see what you did thereNASA welcome to Factnominal and in today's video we're going to take a look at the amazingdecade long journey taken by the Juno spacecraft for years now mankind has been enchanted byJupiter and has made several attempts to study .

The planet a total of nine missions have beencarried out in an attempt to discover more about the biggest planet of our solar system all whileexploring other celestial bodies Jupiter lies 365 million miles at its closest point to earthand when it's at its farthest it lies about 600 million miles away studying the planet has beenno simple feat owing to its gaseous atmosphere lack of solid surface to land on enormous sizeand powerful magnetic field and deadly radiation despite all odds on august 5th 2011 nasa launchedits ambitious Juno mission to take on the gas giant and reveal the story of Jupiter's formationand evolution the task well it wasn't an easy one but Juno was up for the challenge and would orbitthe planet and get as close as it possibly could after making several changes to orbit andmaneuvers the spacecraft made a successful .

Entry into Jupiter's orbit on July 4th 2016.among many other high-tech instruments like a magnetometer microwave radiometer and energeticparticle detector instrument Juno had a special visible light camera telescope installed tocapture the best pictures of Jupiter Junocam Junocam has given us some of themost stunning pictures of the planet that unravels many secrets of the behemoth planet Juno was able to capture the uniquelyrare sight of Jupiter's southern pole the images show an astonishing discovery thesouth pole is actually completely swarmed by storms and cyclones this could be seen in theimage in infrared to see just how frighteningly glorious they really are it looks like somethingstraight out of a Van Gogh painting showcasing .

The planet south pole as never seen beforethe spacecraft is actually the first ever to get a clear and precise look at the poles ofthe planet allowing scientists to dig deeper into its multitude of storms and cyclonesin the north pole it seems as though the cyclones are more octagonal in shape whilein the south they form a pentagon of sorts before Juno we could only take guesses asto what the polls would look like but now we're able to see collect imagery and infraredstudy the polar weather and so much more as the spacecraft orbits from pole to pole and has gottencloser to Jupiter than any spacecraft before Jupiter is known for its many satellites IO,europa, Ganymede, Calisto, Amathia, and Himalaya to name a few and not all of juno's mission'sattention was solely on the planet itself .

But also its super icy moons the Junocam capturedthe perfect picture of Jupiter and its famous moons IO and Europa during its eight flybys it'salmost like a family portrait all in one the image was taken while the spacecraft was drifting 27 516kilometers above the planet's cloudy atmosphere as seen in the picture IO was visiblycloser to Jupiter as compared to europa another stunning image shows the shadow of iofalling on jupiter captured most recently on september 12 2019 during a close flyby by bravingjupiter's harsh atmosphere and coming within 8 450 miles of the planet the data collected fromnasa's juno spacecraft has shown that there are a multitude of massive storms and densely packedcyclones that are constantly churning on both the north and south pole of the large planet cyclonesare related to a system of winds that rotate .

Inwards and are mostly associated with rain makingconditions anti-cyclones are just the opposite they force the air in a downward forceful motiontowards the surface of the planet and do not produce any precipitation fellow citizen scientistShawn Duran and Gerald Eichstadt were able to use the data from Juno to put together the image of amassive storm named NNLRS1 this beast of a storm seems to be raging along one side of the planetwhile several smaller cyclones can be seen in the surrounding region each of these storms is said tobe big enough to engulf the whole of North America another image shows a group of cyclones seeminglyswirling around in a mesmerizing dance captured in great detail by the Junocam the image was takenfrom an altitude of about 18,000 miles or 28,567 kilometers above the cloud cover the outer cloudsand the cyclones seem to be moving anti-clockwise .

While the inner ones seem to be doing the exactopposite this is fascinating and will be an important point of study if we want to understandjupiter and other large gas giants like it when it comes to Jupiter you cannothelp but mention the great red spot the solar system's most famous storm firstobserved in 1831 by amateur astronomer Samuel Heinrich Schwab the behemoth storm has almostbeen a signature of Jupiter and has captivated people for generations with its strong windsreaching 430 to 680 kilometers per hour and crimson-colored clouds spinning anti-clockwisethe enhanced color images obtained through the juno cam clearly show the massive storm in allits vicious glory a gigantic red storm is said to be twice as wide as the earth locatedin the planet's southern hemisphere during .

Its seventh flyby Juno got extremely close toJupiter to capture the majestic anti-cyclone in action on earth a hurricane would eventuallydie down and break apart after hitting land but because Jupiter doesn't have a solid surfacethe storm has the freedom to rage on fearlessly scientists say the storm has probably been therefor years and years now even long before it was first observed no one really knows how it getsits distinct red color but if you ask the great red spot what the secret to a long life is theanswer might be cannibalism new studies suggest that the great red spot devours smaller storms tosustain itself the giant storm shrinks and grows every now and then but the data collected from theJuno mission is now very heavily suggesting that the storm seems to be on a shrinking trend andcould possibly continue to do so in the future .

Jupiter's auroras are the mostpowerful in the solar system much like the breathtaking ones wesee on earth but much more powerful the planet produces these powerful x-ray aurorastypically at its poles and there are several theories on how they are produced but to date noone knows the exact cause with the measurements taken from juno scientists have speculated thatthe vibrations in the planet's magnetic field create ultra powerful waves which carrysupercharged particles to the poles leading to the formation of these aurorae as the particlesmove into the magnetic field they smash into each other forming streams and curtains of glowinglight putting on its very own light show overlaid images from the Junocam show the spectacularshimmering lights on both sides of Jupiter .

One can only imagine what a spectacular sightthis could be against the black expanse of space these auroras are said to be so powerful thatthey could briefly power all of human civilization the original image captured in October 2018showcases the stunning design and almost art-like appearance of the clouds in Jupiter'satmosphere it's almost like looking into a real-life painting with its surreal otherworldlybeauty taken by the spacecraft's 16th flyby the cloud band seemed to swirl and create the mostaesthetically pleasing visual another magnificent image of the swirling clouds on jupiter canbe seen in jupiter's north tempered belt the scene is hauntingly beautiful with a myriadof shades and colors that can be seen with several white pop-up clouds as well as a raging whiteoval-shaped anti-cyclone at the time of this photo .

Juno was about 4 400 miles above the cloud topsat approximately 40 degrees north as noted by nasa it is no secret that jupiter is a marvelousbeauty and these images from the juno camps showcasing the deep heat streams in jupiter'satmosphere proved just that the powerful jet streams on the large planet seem to extendfar longer and deeper than previously imagined data from juno has shown that these colorfulribbons and belts penetrate deep down into the planet even about 1800 miles or 3000 kilometersgalileo had viewed these stripes on the planet over 400 years ago and these jovian jet streamshave been a bit of a mystery in the past but with the observation from juno andgravity measurements taken by the spacecraft we now have an answer which would help studythe depth and the core of the planet in further .

Detail the billowy bands wrapping around theplanet sure make for some stunning imagery and you cannot deny that jupiter is a true work of artnasa's juno mission has proven to be successful in collecting groundbreaking observations aboutthe planet's atmosphere inner magnetic and gravitational fields and has since uncovered moredata about the structure of the large planet than any other mission because of this valuable troveof information nasa has pushed back the end date from July 2021 to September 2025. Juno will beteaming up with the European space agency's juice Jupiter ice moon explorer to get up closeand personal with the gas giant satellites Europa IO and Ganymede and we can expect someexciting new discoveries in the coming years I hope you enjoyed this video if you did pleasemake sure to mash the like button and subscribe to .

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With a whopping 79 moons, immensely powerful winds, mysterious sounds, swirling patterns and bright aurorae, it goes without saying that Jupiter has long been an object of fascination, wonder and intrigue. Several attempts have been made to discover more about the large planet for decades now, and NASA’s 1.13 billion dollar Juno mission, which was supposed to end in 2021, might just be the most successful and groundbreaking yet. Welcome to Factnomenal and in today’s video we are going to take a look at what NASA photographed Jupiter and the real reason why they extended the Juno mission until 2025. Buy us a coffee to show your support! https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Factnomenal DON’T CLICK THIS LINK: https://tinyurl.com/357shs3j Thanks for watching Factnomenal! 🌎 Subscribe for more space discoveries, space facts, and space in general! 🔔 Hit the bell next to subscribe so you never miss a video! ► For copyright matters, make sure to send us an email to Adam@trustedmiddle.com #Jupiter #Factnomenal #Juno