Preoccupied by the eclipse? Space missions delivered plenty of discoveries in 2017
JPL-Caltech/NASA, SwRI, MSSS, Gerald Eichstädt, Seán Doran
The Juno spacecraft has kept a watchful eye on Jupiter since entering the gas giant’s orbit in 2016. This year, Juno had seven planned science flybys of the planet, giving researchers a first intimate look at the Great Red Spot (SN Online: 7/7/17) and revealing surprising details about the planet’s interior.
Measurements of Jovian gravity suggest that Jupiter’s