Juno Probe Jupiter

NASA’s Juno space probe, built by Lockheed Martin and operated by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is currently orbiting the planet Jupiter. The camera and the mission are not designed to study the moons of Jupiter. Only the poles and atmosphere of Jupiter will be imaged with high resolution. JunoCam has a field of view that is too wide to resolve any detail in the Jovian moons beyond 232 kilometers per pixel. “JunoCam’s four-color images include the best spatial resolution ever acquired of Jupiter’s cloud tops. [It] will look for convective clouds and lightning in thunderstorms and derive the heights of the clouds. [It] will support Juno’s radiometer experiment by identifying any unusual atmospheric conditions such as hotspots,” according to a research paper from Southwest Research Institute. Click here to view the first image in this week’s funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the past, present and future of airliners.