NASA’s Juno probe to explore Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the 16,000-kilometer-wide and biggest storm in universe
Jupiter’s “Great Red Spot” has been of interest to scientists for decades, and NASA’s Juno spacecraft is now poised to explore this 16,000 km storm, possibly existing for over 350 years.
Juno and his scientific instruments that penetrate the clouds will submerge to see how the roots of this storm are deep, what makes of this the first humanity farm and personal vision of the gigantic characteristic that has been under the scanner since 1830.
The eight instruments of the spacecraft and its image player, JunoCam will activate during the flight.
Scott Bolton, principal investigator at Juno’s Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said: “The mysterious Great Red Spot of Jupiter is probably the most well-known feature of Jupiter. This monumental solar storm counts planet in the solar system ever since. .
Data Collection The Great Red Spot is part of Juno’s sixth scientific overview of the mysterious clouds of Jupiter.
Perijove that defines the point at which an orbit will approach closer to the center of Jupiter will take place on July 10. At that point, Juno will be about 3500 kilometers above the cloud tops of the planet.
Eleven minutes and 33 seconds later, Juno will cover an additional 39,771 kilometers and will be directly above the clouds of cramoisants Great Red Spot of Jupiter.
The spacecraft will fly directly to the most famous feature of the giant planet at an altitude of about 9000 kilometers away.
On July 4, Juno will celebrate his first anniversary in Jupiter’s orbit. At that time, the spacecraft have scored about 114.5 million kilometers orbit around the giant planet.
“The success of the Jupiter scientific collection testifies to the dedication, creativity and technical ability of the NASA Juno team,” said Rick Nybakken, Juno Propulsion Laboratory director of the NASA project in the United States.
“Each new orbit is closest to the heart of Jupiter’s radiation belt, but so far the spacecraft has weathered the storm of electrons surrounding Jupiter better than we could have imagined,” he added.