Check out incredible footage of Juno’s most recent flyby of Jupiter
On June 2, the space probe Juno had another close encounter with Jupiter on her mission to study the gas giant. Named for Roman god Jupiter’s wife, Juno has been checking up on her husband for four years now. And he’s still looking really good.
Juno first launched in 2011 and took a five year cruise, arriving in Jupiter’s orbit in 2016. Since then, she has made over a dozen passes on an elliptical trajectory, flying close and then being catapulted out to deep orbit before circling back again.
This video from her flyby shows the beautiful colors of Jupiter’s atmosphere, including the giant red spot, which is a storm whose diameter is twice the size of earth.
Watch the clip below to see the colossal planet in all its glory.