Wednesday, February 28, 2018

NASA Releases New Time-Lapse View of Jupiter's South Pole

Article Written By: Kyle Tam


Image Credit: Gerald Eichstadt/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
Image Credit: Gerald Eichstadt/NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
 A new photo created using data collected by NASA"s Juno spacecraft has been recently released. This amazing photo showcases Jupiter's south pole as seen from above during the spacecraft's recent encounter on Febrary 7.
 The time-lapse view of Jupiter was taken over a period of 40 minutes during the spacecraft's flyby of the gas giant. The photos were taken from distances ranging from 137,264 to 200,937 kilometres (85,292 to 124,856 miles) away from the planet.
 "At first glance, the series might appear to be the same image repeated," NASA officials wrote in the image description. "But closer inspection reveals slight changes, which are most easily noticed by comparing the far left image with the far right image."
 "Directly, the images show Jupiter. But, through slight variations in the images, they indirectly capture the motion of the Juno spacecraft itself, once again swinging around a giant planet hundreds of millions of miles from Earth."

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