Traveling 1.74 billion miles over 5 years, NASA’s Juno space probe entered Jupiter’s polar orbit on July 5, 2016. Set to explore the Solar System’s largest planet until 2018. The Juno probe will provide valuable information previously unavailable to scientists.
Already, interesting discoveries have been made. For instance, scientists have realized that Jupiter’s magnetic fields are much more complex than previously thought.
And the areas that give the planet’s cloud tops their unique look appear to extend deep into its interior.
Surely as the Juno probe continues its mission, more new and exciting developments will follow.
The JunoCam is a visible light camera and telescope that beams back images of Jupiter taken from the Juno probe.