NASA’s Juno Mission Getting Closer to Jupiter’s Moon Io
NASA’s Juno spacecraft will fly past Jupiter’s volcanic moon Io on Tuesday, May 16, and then the gas giant itself soon after. The flyby of the Jovian moon will be the closest to date, at an altitude of about 22,060 miles (35,500 kilometers). Now in the third year of its extended mission to investigate the interior of Jupiter, the solar-powered spacecraft will also explore the ring system where some of the gas giant’s inner moons reside.
NASA’s Juno Mission Marks 50 Orbits Around Jupiter
On April 8, 2023 NASA’s Juno mission completed its 50th close pass by Jupiter since the spacecraft arrived at the giant planet in 2016. In celebration of 50 orbits, this graphic contains 50 images that provide just a small sampling of the data Juno has returned so far, including images from several different instruments, and spectacular views of Earth, Jupiter, and Jupiter’s large moons Ganymede, Europa, and Io.
SETI Live: Catching Up with a Gas Giant
Join Dr. Scott Bolton as he chats with communications specialist Beth Johnson about this important mission, what we have learned, and what comes next.
NASA’s Juno Team Assessing Camera After 48th Flyby of Jupiter
The JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft did not acquire all planned images during the orbiter’s most recent flyby of Jupiter on Jan. 22.
Update on Juno’s Io Flyby and Image Data Status
JunoCam captured this image of Jupiter's volcanic moon Io on Dec. 14 from a distance of about 40,000 miles. The team expects additional images from the pass to be available soon.
Juno Spacecraft Recovering Memory After 47th Flyby of Jupiter
The science data from the solar-powered spacecraft’s most recent flyby of Jupiter and its moon Io appears to be intact.
NASA’s Juno Exploring Jovian Moons During Extended Mission
NASA’s Juno mission is scheduled to obtain images of the Jovian moon Io on Dec. 15 as part of its continuing exploration of Jupiter’s inner moons. Now in the second year of its extended mission to investigate the interior of Jupiter, the solar-powered spacecraft performed a close flyby of Ganymede in 2021 and of Europa earlier this year.
NASA’s Juno Mission Spots Two Jovian Moons
On Nov. 29, 2021, NASA’s Juno mission completed its 38th close flyby of Jupiter. As the spacecraft sped low over the giant planet’s cloud tops, its JunoCam instrument captured this look at two of Jupiter’s largest moons.
Audio from NASA’s Juno Mission: Europa Flyby
On September 29, 2022, NASA’s Juno spacecraft made a close flyby of Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, at a distance of approximately 218 miles (350 kilometers). With a relative velocity of about 14.7 miles per second (23.6 kilometers per second), the Juno spacecraft only had a few minutes to collect data and images during its close flyby of Europa.
Citizen Scientists Enhance New Europa Images From NASA’s Juno
Science enthusiasts have processed the new JunoCam images of Jupiter’s icy moon, with results that are out of this world.