NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew by Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, Monday on the first close-up visit to the icy world since 2000. The first images from the flyby show Ganymede’s cratered, icy surface in “remarkable detail,” NASA said.
A composite, extreme false-colour image of Jupiter’s northern polar regions based on data from NASA’s Juno orbiter highlights a striking assembly of huge cyclones roiling the giant planet’s atmosphere.
From its perch in orbit around Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft routinely provides stunning views of the giant planet’s turbulent atmosphere and the Great Red Spot. But a jaw-dropping close-range look at Io’s shadow during an eclipse is yet another show stopper.