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NASA’s Juno spacecraft completes gigantic Jupiter’s Great Red Spot flyby; check out spectacular images

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Wed July 12 2017, 11:40 am
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    NASA spacecraft Juno has completed a close flyby directly over Jupiter's Great Red Spot during its sixth science orbit. Juno logged its close encounter with Jupiter's most distinctive feature as it passed about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the clouds of the mammoth cyclone. This was humanity's first up-close and personal view of the gigantic feature. (Image: NASA)

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    Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a 16,000-km wide storm monitored since 1830 and possibly existing for more than 350 years. (Image: NASA)

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    Jupiter's mysterious Great Red Spot is probably the best-known feature of Jupiter. (Image: NASA)

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    Data collection of the Great Red Spot is part of Juno's sixth science flyby. (AP Photo)

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    On July 4, Juno celebrated its first anniversary in Jupiter orbit and just days after on July 11, the spacecraft reached perijove, the point at which an orbit comes closest to Jupiter's centre. (Image: Twitter/NASA Juno Mission)

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    Eleven minutes and 33 seconds later, Juno had covered another 39,771 km and was passing directly above the coiling crimson cloud tops of the Great Red Spot. (Image: Twitter/NASA Juno Mission)

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    Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on September 1. (Image: Twitter/NASA Juno Mission)

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