NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Sends First In-orbit View
July 12, 2016 - "... JunoCam is a color, visible-light camera designed to capture remarkable pictures of Jupiter's poles and cloud tops. As Juno's eyes, it will provide a wide view, helping to provide context for the spacecraft's other instruments. JunoCam was included on the spacecraft specifically for purposes of public engagement; although its images will be helpful to the science team, it is not considered one of the mission's science instruments. The Juno team is currently working to place all images taken by JunoCam on the mission's website, where the public can access them. During its mission of exploration, Juno will circle the Jovian world 37 times, soaring low over the planet's cloud tops -- as close as about 2,600 miles (4,100 kilometers). During these flybys, Juno will probe beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and study its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere. JPL* manages the Juno mission..."
July 12, 2016 - "... To see a full video of Jupiter and the Galilean moons during Juno's approach to Jupiter, visit:
Video 2:57 - "... a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12th with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29th, 3 million miles distant... More information on the Juno mission is available at:
- http://www.nasa.gov/juno "