Science & Health

Where Should Juno Look When Exploring Jupiter?

Where Should Juno Look When Exploring Jupiter?

Juno is cruising ever-closer to Jupiter, and mission scientists are asking for your help in finding the most interesting spots on the gas giant to focus their cameras once the spacecraft arrives later this year.

The Juno mission has been collecting photographs of Jupiter from amateur astronomers as part of their planning process, and soliciting discussions on the most interesting features. You can check out the images that were already uploaded (or upload your own!), and then tell mission scientists about the cool things you see in them that make you want to learn more.

The team will use that feedback to pick out a list of prospective targets. Voting opens this spring. Vote for JunoCam targets here.


Top image: Jupiter seen from Earth [bottom glow] as Juno completed a speed-boosting flyby on 9 October 2015. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Have you subscribed to Gizmodo Australia's email newsletter? You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

Trending Stories Right Now