NASA releases video of Jupiter


American space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has shared a video on Instagram which gives a glimpse of gas giant Jupiter.
According to foreign media report, footage has been captured by NASA’s Juno mission during its close fly-by. It has been shot 2,500 miles (3,200 kilometres) above Jupiter on April 9.
This was Juno’s 41st fly-by above Jupiter and the spacecraft at a speed of 210,000 kilometres per hour relative to the planet. That is more than seven times faster than the speed of the International Space Station (ISS).
The video in the form of an animated sequence, posted by NASA on Instagram, has been created by Citizen Scientist Andrea Luck using the JunoCam picture data in its raw form, the agency said in a statement. “Take a ride with #JunoMission,” according to the caption of Thursday’s post.
The Juno spacecraft had completed another fly-by of Jupiter, capturing a stunning image of the planet’s southern hemisphere. A closer examination of the photograph revealed two additional celestial bodies nearby: Jupiter’s moons Io and Europa.
Jupiter, the biggest planet in the solar system, has 53 recognised moons and another 26 that have yet to be named. Although the rocky moon lo is the solar system’s most volcanic globe, Europa’s frozen surface conceals a huge ocean of liquid water underneath it.