NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew close to Jupiter in June at a speed of 130,000 miles per hour,media CNET reported. A dramatic new NASA video recreates the thrilling space adventure.
Kevin Gill, a NASA software engineer and citizen scientist, created the video using data from JunoCam, a computer that has been delivering stunning views of Jupiter since the spacecraft arrived in 2016.
“The video combines 41 JunoCam still images digitally projected on a sphere, and as the spacecraft accelerates through, the virtual ‘camera’ provides a view of Jupiter at different angles.” NASA said in a statement Thursday.
This video is accompanied by appropriate background music. The images come from Juno’s June 2, 2020 flyover — its 27th close fly-by to Jupiter — where it is about 2,100 miles (3,380 kilometers) from the clouds. Juno’s video provides a good contrast to the recent Hubble Space Telescope’s depiction of Jupiter.