Jupiter In Full Raging Glory: NASA Releases New Photos Of Giant Planet

59afc79bfc7e930d3c8b4567NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed its seventh flyby of Jupiter and sent more stunning pictures of its raging beauty.  The pass on September 1st put the spacecraft within 2,200 miles of the planet.

Due to the intense radiation, Juno cannot linger over the planet.  However, it moves closer to the plant every 53 days.

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NASA maintains a wonderful site for everyone to see these and other pictures.

Just in case you want to add this to your bucket list for a futuristic trip, it is still better to watch from a couple thousand miles away.  The cloud temperature is minus 234 degrees Fahrenheit. One interesting fact from the NASA site is that Jupiter’s core temperature is believed to be hotter than the sun at around 43,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

13 thoughts on “Jupiter In Full Raging Glory: NASA Releases New Photos Of Giant Planet

  1. Amazing that such a beautiful planet like Jupiter is so dangerous to Life.
    And what a surprise Life did not just ‘evolve’ out of those dangerous elements to withstand and accommodate those extremes. It’s almost like earth’s thin crust and perfect atmospheric radiation was CREATED for it?

    • Or you can just apply the Goldilocks metaphor, the Earth turned out to be just right. Roll the bones. Jovian planets are way too big to live on anyway. Plus all that gas and stuff. Hard to find a place to stand in there. No discernible change of mass in that troposphere. It just gets thicker and heavier. Sure cool to look at though.

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