HD video of Ganymede and Jupiter by the Juno probe
The Juno spacecraft made a very close passage to Ganymede and Jupiter on June 7, 2021. This view gives the impression of being aboard the Enterprise and exploring unknown worlds.
Ganymede is then less than 1,038 kilometers from the probe (645 miles). The dark parts are due to the ice reflecting the cosmos in these areas.
For Jupiter, Juno is only 3,400 kilometers from the planet (2,100 miles). We can then see circumpolar cyclones, strings of pearls, eight massive white oval storms that rotate counterclockwise in the southern hemisphere.
The lightning comes from a simulation that results from the data sent by the probe. Synthetic images have been added to make the video smoother.
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