Tag: jupiter

Juno Sends 1st Pic From Jupiter’s Orbit [VIDEO]

NASA spacecraft’s Juno is officially orbiting Jupiter, the probe has sent back its first image as proof. “We’re quite pleased that we survived going through Jupiter orbit insertion,” said Candice Hansen-Koharcheck, one of the scientists responsible for the operation of the probe’s camera, known as the JunoCam. “The fact it’s a beautiful image is already…

Diamond Rain Falls On Jupiter And Saturn

Jupiter and Saturn regularly experience diamond rain, scientists claim after examining new atmospheric data from the gas giants. After falling, the diamonds are melted by the extreme heats of the planets’ cores into a liquid sea. The findings were presented at the annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society…

Probe Bound For Jupiter Takes Snapshot Of Home

A NASA probe bound for the largest planet in our solar system has sent an image of earth back to mission control. Images of Earth captured by the probe are proof that the spacecraft is communicating as it continues its epic journey to Jupiter. ‘We are on our way to Jupiter as planned,’ Juno project…

Earth flyby gives Juno probe a boost to Jupiter

A NASA spacecraft bound for Jupiter zoomed by Earth on Wednesday, picking up some much-needed speed for the long and looping trip to the solar system’s largest planet. NASA’s Juno spacecraft came within 347 miles (558 kilometers) of Earth during its closest approach, which occurred at 3:21 p.m. ET over South Africa. The probe was…