The space has always been a mystery that the human race would like probe further to satiate his quest for knowing what lies there. Well NASA’s Juno spacecraft is going to do just that. It is going to fly over the Jupiter’s red spot and send back pictures to earth with information about the storm that has been dwelling since centuries on Jupiter. Juno has been designed in such a way that it will probe into the clouds that have been swirling since centuries and will investigate the root cause of this storm.
Juno was campaigned on August 5, 2011and entered Jupiter’s orbit July 4 2016. Every new orbit reveals a different facet of the planet Jupiter and its radiation belt. However, Juno has borne the dust of electrons surrounding Jupiter very well. Early studies done by Juno have shown that Jupiter has a very intricate interior. Jupiter doesn’t have an atmosphere but has aurora and cyclones. Juno’s one of the many instruments can probe for gravity field surrounding the spot which will help in determining something underneath the spot that contribute towards its being.
The Juno’s space mission is not endless; it will be destroyed by descending into the clouds of Jupiter. The aim is to keep the microbial safe which may be in the oceans of water on its moon.