Juno findings of Jupiter

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After spending five years to reach Jupiter and settle itself into Jupiter’s orbit, Juno has completed 10 month long journey in the orbit. Juno has since been sending images and data on Jupiter.

Recently, Juno sent its first science results which shows Jupiter as a complex, giant and turbulent world, with cyclones as massive as the Earth itself and a mammoth, lumpy magnetic field. Both of the Jupiter’s poles are covered in Earth-sized cyclones that are densely clustered and rubbing together.

Also, according to the data from Juno’s Microwave Radiometer (MWR), Jupiter’s iconic belts and zones are mysterious, with the belt near the equator penetrating all the way down, while the belts and zones at other latitudes seem to evolve to other structures. It also suggests that ammonia is quite variable and increases as we go farther down.

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It is amazing to know more about other planets in the Solar system, and considering we already built that capability a decade ago, and now we are looking forward to send a manned mission to Mars, just shows how technology has evolved and yet there is so much to achieve.


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