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From 500 million miles away from Earth and while traveling at 127 mph, NASA Juno spacecraft has done it again. Marking four years in around gas giant planet Jupiter, humanity's furthest solar - power spacecraft has sent back yet another batch of astonishing images. It came in wake of some lucky images taken of Jupiter from Earth. This month and next are perfect times to see Jupiter with your own eyes from your backyard, with giant planet now rising before midnight as it moves towards bright opposition in mid - July 2020. In orbit of Jupiter since July 2016, Juno has been conducting scientific investigation of planet from elliptical polar orbit that sees it spend most of its time away from Jupiter. However, it is this orbit that allows Juno to get super - close to Jupiter's cloud - tops, which it does for short time every 53 days. Each dip close to Jupiter is called Greek for extreme points in orbit of one body around another. Composition gravity field magnetic field polar magnetosphere core amount of water in its deep atmosphere its 384 mph winds and solar systems mightiest storms. However, although Juno has payload of nine scientific instruments, its JunoCama small visible light camera is included largely for outreach purposes. It been star of mission so far, and despite being designed to last only eight orbits, it is still going strong. Raw data from JunoCam is gradually download from spacecraft after each period and upload for team of citizen to work on. Some of these volunteers have their impressive image processing skills to produce works of art. These include Jupiter's jet - stream, classic Jupiter Marble portrait, churning Jupiter and Jupiter racing stripes. There are many, many others JunoCams dedicate website. Include here are just samples of images processed from its most recent period not to mention Kevin Gills ' fabulous global Jupiter image that adorns top of this article. However, Juno is also doing Science; it recently teamed up with Hubble Space Telescope and ground - base Gemini Observatory in Hawaii to study Jupiter storms simultaneously. Thunderheads on Jupiter can stretch out 40 five times taller than typical thunderheads on Earthunleashing, super - energetic lightning flashes. As it swoops low over Jupiter's cloud - tops, Juno has been able to detect radio signals and use them to map where lightning is occurring on both night - side and day - sides of planet. Earlier this year, Juno also discovered that Jupiter is water - world; water makes up about 0. 25 percentage of molecules in Jupiter's atmosphere are at equator. Juno is named after wife of Greek and Roman god Jupiter, after which giant planet is name. Juno launched on August 5 2011, on Atlas V rocket. It is part of NASA's New Frontiers missions, which also includes New Horizons mission that studies Pluto and Arrokoth, and which may visit distant star.

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How to See the Leonids

Nasa's Juno spacecraft left Earth in August and has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016, completing its eighth close flyby in late October. While flying beneath dense cloud cover that obscures solar systems largest planet, it captures some incredible close - up views of gas giant, as Newsweek reports. With JunoCam Community, public can alert NASA to points of interest and help direct Juno mission. Citizen scientists have processed raw, black - and - white images Juno beams back to Earth to highlight particular atmospheric features, collage multiple images, and enhance colors, releasing edited color images before space agency has chance to. Whole New Batch Just Emerged From Latest Flyby, And They Are Really Well Worth Look. Take peek at few below, and see more at JunoCam's website. Were firmly in that time of year when air is colder, nights are longer, and books in our to - read pile are getting scarier. Cracking open horror book in your comfiest chair is one of best ways to embrace Halloween season, and at Mental Floss, weve Get plenty of suggestions for your next title. From genre classics that should be on everyones list to few offbeat entriesincluding must - read comic starring spectacularly creepy ice cream manhere are our favorite horror books you should pick up. Leonid peak follows new moon on November 15. Against dark night sky, meteor shower will be especially visible, definitely making it worth trip to your backyard. If skies are clear, you can to see up to 15 meteors hour on night of 16 and morning of 17. When searching for shooting stars, wait for them to originate from Leo constellation. Darker Your Area Is, Easier It Will Be To Spot Them. It also helps to give your eyes 15 to 20 minutes to adjust to dark to increase your chances of seeing something.

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