NASA’s Juno mission, which launched in 2011 to study Jupiter, has unveiled its sharpest look yet revealing many surprises: a surge of ammonia coming up from its gassy depths, a powerful magnetic field, and what could be a large, but poorly defined, core.
This is part of a series of close swoops past the planet which will eventually result in the spacecraft’s demise.
NASA scientists have published several papers this week in Nature presenting these insights.
Image: Jupiter captured by Juno. By NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles
This story is taken from the 2 June 2017 edition of The Warren Centre’s Prototype newsletter. Sign up for the Prototype here.