And those encounters are quite close indeed: During the November 3 pass, the 22nd science flyby of Juno's $1.1 billion mission, the probe skimmed a mere 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops, NASA officials said.
The swirls in the photos are cyclones around Jupiter's south pole, captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on November 3, 2019.
Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, said: "The combination of creativity and analytical thinking has once again paid off big time for NASA".
'Whereas the crew was attempting to determine the best way to preserve vitality and preserve our core heated, the engineers got here up with a totally new manner out of the issue: Bounce Jupiter's shadow.
"Without that maneuver, without the creative genius of the folks at JPL on the navigation team, we wouldn't have the lovely data that we have to show you today", he said. "Lo and behold, first thing out of the gate on the other side, we make another fundamental discovery".
"The data from the Junvian Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper [JIRAM] instrument indicates that we went from a pentagon of cyclones that surround one in the center to a hexagonal arrangement", said Alessandro Mura, co-researcher at Juno at the National Institute of Astrophysics from Rome, in liberation.
Cheng Li, a Juno scientist from the College of California, Berkeley, stated: 'These cyclones are new climate phenomena that haven't been seen or predicted earlier than'.
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"Nature is revealing new physics regarding fluid motions and how giant planet atmospheres work", he added.
'We're starting to know it by means of observations and pc simulations'.
Scientists believe that more data provided by the Juno spacecraft will help to reshape human understanding about the formation and evolution of cyclones in Jupiter.
NASA's Juno probe discovered a giant new storm swirling near Jupiter's south pole last month, a few weeks after pulling off a dramatic death-dodging maneuver. 6 cyclones were the "cool guys of the southern hemisphere" that never invited others to play. Future overflight data could show that it is getting bigger, Mura said.
An outline of the continental United States superimposed over the central cyclone and an outline of Texas is superimposed over the newest cyclone at Jupiter's south pole give a sense of their enormous scale. So the navigation team set devised a plan to "jump the shadow", maneuvering the spacecraft just enough so its trajectory would miss the eclipse.
Inside Jupiter's shadow, Juno would face temperatures far colder than it was tested to withstand, which strains its batteries past the point of recovery. But the project team recommended to NASA to forgo the main engine burn due to concerns about the spacecraft's fuel delivery system. So, Juno will stay in the 53-day orbit for the duration of its mission, which now goes through July 2021.
The consequences would have been quite dire if such an event took place since the probe is powered by solar energy absorbed with the help of solar panels. It didn't seem that the storms were going to stop in the short term to allow other cyclones to join, but in Juno's recent overflight, which is the 22nd, a new cyclone came alive.