JunoCam Jupiter Galilean moons Time-Lapse PJ49

2023-08-01 15:44 UT
Credit : NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Brian Swift © cc by
Submitted By : BrianSwift
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 49

Between February 28th and April 7 2023 the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured nearly 1700 images of Jupiter. This unusual collection starts with Juno’s typical image collection from its perijove 49 close pass of Jupiter, but continues through apijove (Juno’s farthest point in orbit from Jupiter) and into the descent towards perijove 50. These images were processed to increase visibility of the Galilean satellites/moons (Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto) and assembled into this time-lapse of showing the satellites orbits from a never-before-seen perspective.

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