Jupiter’s latest flyby has provided some of the most amazing views yet


The largest planet in the solar system – twice as many as all the other planets combined. This vast universe is made up of the same cloud of dust and gas that has become our sun and the rest of the planets.

But Jupiter was the first to be born into our planetary family. As the first planet, Jupiter’s vast gravitational field probably shaped the entire solar system.

Jupiter could play a role where all the planets were arranged in orbit around the Sun ન or not, because the asteroid belt is a huge field, which would have been occupied by another planet, if it were not for Jupiter’s gravity.

Even gas giants like Jupiter can take their planets out of their solar system, or circle themselves into their stars.

Saturn’s formation may save Jupiter this fate after many millions of years.

Jupiter can also act as a “comet catcher”. Instead of comets and asteroids that could otherwise come to the inner solar system and strike a rocky world like Earth, it is caught by Jupiter’s gravitational field and eventually sinks into Jupiter’s clouds.

But at other times in Earth’s history, Jupiter may have had the opposite effect, throwing asteroids in our direction – usually the bad thing is that even those water-filled rocks could come to Earth that lead us to the blue planet we know today.

Jupiter is a window into the past of our solar system – a past literally surrounded by Jupiter’s clouds, which is why Jupiter’s orbiting probe, Juno, has been given this name. In mythology, Jupiter’s wife Juno, Jupiter could see through the glitter of the clouds to hide himself and his wrongdoings.

In this case, however, we are looking at our own history through the clouds of Jupiter. Juno entered the orbit of Jupiter on July 5, 2016 after a journey of almost five years to reach the Giant Giant.

Jupiter’s gravity is well below the old 210,000 km. Reached the speed per hour, which is the fastest speed record set by any man-made by budget.

Juno is in an extremely eccentric 53-day orbit. During an approach to orbit near the periwinkle, Juno skips Jupiter at an altitude of 4,200 km and then externally climbs 8.1 million km. Reach. The old orbit is designed to navigate the weak areas of Jupiter’s incredibly powerful magnetic field.

Only in the power of the sun, Jupiter’s magnetic field accelerates the energy particles from the sun, creating a powerful band of radiation surrounding the planet – electronics-frying radiation.

In addition to its nimble navigation, Juno’s electronics are hardened against radiation with its “Radiation Vault” – 1 cm. Thick titanium shell with its sensitive scientific equipment.

One piece of equipment that shines all of us back to Earth is the Junochem – an RGB color camera that takes visual images of Jupiter’s clouds and will hum the planet in just two hours in each orbit for as little time as possible in Jupiter’s radiation.

Most recently, Juno completed Perijov 29 and some photos were posted by “software engineer, planet and weather data Wrangler, and science data visualization artist” Kevin Gill.

Kevin has an amazing Flickr page where he posts processed images from Juno as well as other missions like Saturn’s Cassini and other missions like the HiriSES camera orbiting Mars on a Mars orbiter.

OK. And finally, why did you come here: processed by Jono Julius Perizov 29, Kevin Gill (you can click each picture to see their full size).

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You can also follow Kevin’s work on Twitter (kevinmgill) And Instagram (apoapsys).

Junochem is not really part of Juno’s primary scientific mission. But the camera provides me with one main task – to allow Juno to bring us along for the journey.

What I think is really spectacular. Astrophotography is sometimes considered more of an art than a science.

But as an astrophotographer myself, I believe that these images provide public support for future scientists, general awareness of ongoing scientific missions, and hope for funding science. Speaking of which, what has our science discovered about our giant world giants?

Jupiter’s greatest secret is that which is in his heart. Juno helped settle the ongoing debate in the planetary science community about how Jupiter was formed.

There are two possibilities: The first is that Jupiter began as a rocky world – 10 times the mass of one original, Earth. The gravity of this core drew into the surrounding hydrogen and helium until we formed the well-known Jupiter – that original rocky world, buried beneath the churning milestorm.

Another possibility is that Aedes fell on itself in the rotating protoplanetary disk of our early solar system, and that Jupiter formed without any rocky core directly from it. Both theories describe different conditions at the beginning of our solar system. Juno revealed something strange, not a solid core, but a “fuzzy” or “thin” core.

It appears that Jupiter was formed from a rocky body, but instead of being located in the center of the original planet, it is spread out in the interior of Jupiter.

The dilution of the core is probably the result of a massive planet-shaped effect with the planet J J dispersing the initial core and spreading it to half the diameter of Jupiter.

Imagine being present for something like this – Jupiter will eclipse the planet in our solar system that we never knew existed. The history of our place in space came out.

We have also learned that Jupiter’s winds dive deep under outer clouds, that the Great Red Spot is hundreds of kilometers deep, and that we have seen huge cyclones at Jupiter’s north and south poles that could engulf a country.

Cyclone Size Comparison JPL Caltech NASAU.P. And the Jupiter South Polar Cyclone in Infrared with a size comparison with Texas. (JPL / NASA / Caltech)

Jupiter is currently the brightest object in the night sky after sunset. If you have a clear sky and you can see it, look south!

Remember, that bright point is the size of the earth, hundreds of kilometers away, and still one of the main factors of your existence is a potentially vast world. By Jove, it’s amazing.

This article was originally published by Universe Today. Read the original article.