Saturday, July 17, 2021

A Ride Past Jupiter and Ganymede

Imagine you are on a spaceship approaching the solar system's largest planet, but first you swing by its largest moon. This is what you might see.

On June 7, 2021, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flew closer to Jupiter’s ice-encrusted moon Ganymede than any spacecraft in more than two decades. Less than a day later, Juno made its 34th flyby of Jupiter. This animation provides a “starship captain” point of view of each flyby. For both worlds, JunoCam images were orthographically projected onto a digital sphere and used to create the flyby animation. Synthetic frames were added to provide views of approach and departure for both Ganymede and Jupiter.
If you liked this, you'll love the gallery of more images from Juno at NASA. (via Metafilter)

1 comment:

xoxoxoBruce said...

I wonder if they were lightning flashes on Jupiter?