$1 billion NASA spacecraft has completed its 10th Journey around the planet Jupiter on December 16, sending new data on Earth.
Juno launched on August 5, 2011, and entered orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. It is in a polar orbit around Zeus, and most of the rotation is passed away from the planet to minimize the exposure of its electrons from the thermal radiation of Zeus.
But every 53 days, it is "breathing" from the clouds to the upper atmosphere of the planet, traveling from pole to pole at a speed of 130,000 miles per hour, with its scientific instruments collecting data. When he completes his "visit", he sends the data he collected to the Earth. Downloading only 6 MB of data during this process can take 1.5 days.
Many times taking pictures can take days or even weeks, but waiting is worth it for scientists. The latest photo batch has enormous and impressive cyclones, colossal storms in the size of the Earth, which clutter and interfere with each other and clouds from the atmosphere of the giant gas.
The vessel is expected to carry more than twenty additional short passes. Therefore, other surprises for the scientific team are not unlikely.
NASA and the Southwest Research Institute uploaded the latest photos of Juno's mission on their Web sites in late December, enabling scientists-citizens to process data from the JunoCam imager, and the results are impressive.