PIA14408: What Juno will see at Jupiter's South Pole (Simulation)

What Juno will see at Jupiter’s South Pole (Simulation)


This simulated view of the south pole of Jupiter illustrates the unique perspective of NASA's Juno mission. The spacecraft's polar orbit will allow Juno's camera, called JunoCam, to image Jupiter's clouds from a vantage point never accessed by other spacecraft.

JunoCam was designed to return the best-ever images of Jupiter's pole. It has a 58-degree-wide field of view encompassing the entire polar region. The view illustrated here simulates an image taken 40 minutes before Juno's closest approach to Jupiter. At closest approach, JunoCam's images of Jupiter's cloudtops will have a resolution better than 3.1 miles (5 kilometers).

This illustration was created by Mike Caplinger at Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, Calif.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument JunoCam
Extra Keywords Color, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2011-08-03
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14408
Identifier PIA14408