The Juno Spacecraft Will be Flying by Jupiter Closer That Anything EVER

We hope you enjoy this CGI close up of Jupiter.  And for those who want a refresher about the planet here is an excerpt from wikipedia:

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the Sun and the largest in the Solar System. It is a giant planet with a mass one-thousandth that of the Sun, but two and a half times that of all the other planets in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is a gas giant, along with Saturn, with the other two giant planets, Uranus andNeptune, being ice giants. Jupiter was known to astronomers of ancient times.[11] The Romans named it after their godJupiter.[12] When viewed from Earth, Jupiter can reach an apparent magnitude of −2.94, bright enough for its reflected light to cast shadows,[13] and making it on average the third-brightest object in the night sky after the Moon and Venus.

Jupiter is primarily composed of hydrogen with a quarter of its mass being helium, though helium comprises only about a tenth of the number of molecules.

Did you also know it may have a rocky core.  They do not know for sure and it is speculation.

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