This Week at NASA: Juno's Spectacular Flyby of Jupiter and More

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This Week at NASA: Juno's Spectacular Flyby of Jupiter and More.

On July 10, our Juno spacecraft completed its 7th perijove - or close flyby of Jupiter. It flew directly over the planet's iconic Great Red Spot - about 5,600 miles above it.

All of the spacecraft's science instruments, and its JunoCam imager were active - providing the first up-close look at the ten-thousand-mile-wide storm that has intrigued humans for hundreds of years. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1. Also, The Path Ahead for New Horizons, Orion Egress Testing, and Langley's Centennial Symposium.

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