On Thursday, NASA said the Juno spacecraft spotted a new cyclone while flying over Jupiter. Juno discovered and collected data on the new cyclone as it flew over Jupiter on November 3 at an altitude of 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers). When the new cyclone was discovered, Juno was adjusting its orbit so that it could continue to receive solar energy.
“We are aware that the current orbit is bringing Juno into Jupiter’s shadow, which could have very serious consequences because the spacecraft is powered by solar energy,” said Lead Researcher Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute. No sunlight means no electricity, so the real danger is that the Juno could freeze to death. “
After arriving at Jupiter for the first time in July 2016, Juno discovered nine giant cyclones in the north and six large cyclones in the south that orbited Jupiter’s poles. A new rotating cloud belt was found as it flew north of Jupiter, and small clouds rising from the cyclone can be seen from the images, most visible on the right side of the image. The original photo was taken on November 3, 2019 at 2:13 p.m. at about 38 degrees north latitude of Jupiter.