PIA20705: Red Spot Spotted by Juno
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Juno
Spacecraft: Juno
Instrument: JunoCam
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NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles (6.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter.

As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.

The spacecraft is approaching over Jupiter's north pole, providing a unique perspective on the Jupiter system, including its four large moons.

The scene was captured by the mission's imaging camera, called JunoCam, which is designed to acquire high resolution views of features in Jupiter's atmosphere from very close to the planet.

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. The Juno mission is part of the New Frontiers Program managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. JPL is a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2016-06-30