Jupiter and Jovian Moon Ganymede Highlighted in HD Flyby!

As posted 14 July by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS: On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a day later, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. This animation provides a “starship captain” point of view of each flyby. For both worlds, JunoCam images were orthographically projected onto a digital sphere and used to create the flyby animation. Synthetic frames were added to provide views of approach and departure for both Ganymede and Jupiter. Visit http://www.nasa.gov/juno & http://missionjuno.swri.edu to learn more. Animation by Koji Kuramura, Gerald Eichstӓdt and Mike Stetson. Juno schematic courtesy of Sciencedirect.com. Music by Vangelis. Produced by Scott J. Bolton.

 

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