Jupiter From Below

(Syfy Wire::Bad Astronomy) – Phil Plait:

On February 2, 2017, the Juno spacecraft made its fourth flyby of the mighty planet Jupiter, passing just 4300 kilometers (2700 miles) above the cloud tops. That’s about the same distance as New York City to Los Angeles … and given that Jupiter is about 140,000 km across, that’s a very, very close pass. …

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Phil Plait: Jupiter’s south pole, by Juno


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