NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in the next few day after nearly five years in space. While it’s purpose is primarily to study Jupiter’s origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere, it’s worth remembering Jupiter is also host to the largest and some of the most interesting moons in the solar system. Lets …

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has 67 moons which orbit around it. The spot in the lower left is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that has existed since the 17th century.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system. It has 67 moons which orbit around it. The spot in the lower left is the Great Red Spot, a giant storm that has existed since the 17th century.

callisto. one of jupiter's moons and one of my very favorite things in space. - Bing Images

callisto. one of jupiter's moons and one of my very favorite things in space. - Bing Images

Jupiter's moon Io

Jupiter's moon Io

Twenty years ago, space assets from NASA/JPL watched as the fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 made their historic plunge into the atmosphere of Jupiter.

Twenty years ago, space assets from NASA/JPL watched as the fragments of comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 made their historic plunge into the atmosphere of Jupiter.

When Jovian Light and Dark Collide This image taken by the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide. April 07 2017

When Jovian Light and Dark Collide

When Jovian Light and Dark Collide This image taken by the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide. April 07 2017

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