NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Posted on:12 Jul 2017 16:31:59
NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
12 July 2017 Current Affairs: NASA’s unmanned spacecraft Juno successfully peered into the Jupiter’s giant storm known as the Great Red Spot.

The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a massive storm (cyclone) measuring about 16,000 km in diameter. It is a largest known storm in the solar system.

It is monitored since 1830 and has possibly existed for more than 350 years.

The spot appears as a deep, red orb surrounded by layers of pale yellow, orange and white. 

The spacecraft has been named from Greco-Roman mythology. It is orbiting Jupiter from pole to pole, 5,000 kilometres above planet’s cloud tops.

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