NASA drops joyful Jupiter flyover video that puts you on board the Juno spacecraft

Take a second to delight in the great thing about a Jupiter flyover.

NASA/Kevin Gill; video screenshot by Amanda Kooser/PJDM

No Earth curler coaster might probably evaluate to a 130,000 mph (209,000 kph) flyover of Jupiter. That is what NASA’s Juno spacecraft skilled in June with a detailed go of the gasoline big. 

A placing new NASA video re-creates the surroundings from this thrilling area journey.

Citizen Scientist Kevin Gill, who additionally works as a software program engineer at NASA, harnessed information from Juno’s JunoCam, the digicam that is been delivering lavish views of Jupiter because the spacecraft arrived on the planet in 2016.

“The sequence combines 41 JunoCam nonetheless photographs digitally projected onto a sphere, with a digital ‘digicam’ offering views of Jupiter from totally different angles because the spacecraft speeds by,” said NASA in a statement on Thursday.

The video is accompanied by an appropriately epic and plush soundtrack. The pictures come from Juno’s June 2, 2020, flyover — its 27th shut flyby of the planet — the place it skimmed to inside 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of the clouds. 

The Juno video affords a pleasant counterpoint to a recent Hubble Space Telescope portrait of Jupiter. It is the brief and the lengthy of it. Any means you take a look at it, Jupiter is a delight to behold. 

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Amanda Kooser