The picture was taken during the third convergence “Juno” Jupiter
The spacecraft “Juno” made the so-called “string of pearls” on the surface of Jupiter, which consists of powerful hurricanes.
The picture was published on the official website of NASA. Only “necklace” part eight “pearls” in the lens “Juno” got seven of them.
Since 1986, the number of hurricanes in the chain ranged from six to nine. The picture was taken during the third convergence “Juno” Jupiter on December 11. Distance from the spacecraft to the planet at this time amounted to 24.6 thousand kilometers.
“Juno” was launched on 5 August 2011 from Cape Canaveral, it is part of the program, New Frontiers . To “Juno” on the orbit of Jupiter worked the Galileo probe, but “Juno” was the first in history to make a flyby of the planet through its pole. The unit arrived at the orbit of Jupiter in July of this year.
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