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ISSUE 23 - February 2018

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Explained in 60 Seconds: Juno Surveys Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and the Citizen-Led Approach to Imaging (page 04)
Glenn S. Orton

The Juno spacecraft is blazing a new trail in understanding Jupiter’s atmosphere and magnetosphere (Daniels, 2016). Juno scientists have been keenly anticipating observations of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, a storm the size of two or three Earths that has been raging for over a century. Juno passed directly over the centre of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot on 11 July 2017, only 9000 kilometres away from the tops of its clouds.