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NASA's Juno Mission to Jupiter

The Juno Mission which launched in August of 2011 is expected to arrive in Jupiter's orbit on Monday, July 4th, 2016.  The Juno Mission is expected to uncover new details about the make-up of Jupiter and provide a Juno Cam for a rich multi-media educational experience.

For more information about this mission see Nasa's educational Mission Juno web site.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, an astrophysical explanation

Submitted by media on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 16:04

Published July 13, 2017, from the notebooks of Jason Jarvis.

Our discussion of gravity and mass momentum of Jupiter has included Jupiter's composition, gravity, its rocky and icy moons, and the introduction of Body N.  This astrophysical brief focuses on Jupiter's great red spot.  How can this storm be visible and apparent for so long in Jupiter's upper atmosphere?