NASA to reveal new findings in Jupiter’s atmosphere on Thursday
By Arin Waichulis
October 25, 2021
NASA has announced that it will hold a virtual media briefing to discuss new findings from the Juno spacecraft.
NASA stated that the upcoming briefing on Thursday will reveal "new findings" and a new look at how the planet operates beneath the top layers of clouds.
What these “new findings” are exactly, is still anyone’s guess. But Juno has made many amazing discoveries in the past
Juno's mission is to measure Jupiter's composition, gravitational field, magnetic field, and polar magnetosphere.
The spacecraft was launched in August 2011 and entered Jovian orbit in July of 2016. It is currently the furthest spacecraft ever to be powered by solar arrays.
Juno is already responsible for a heap of breakthroughs made throughout its mission. Most notability, being the first mission to closely study, and photograph, Jupiter’s north pole.
Most recently, last year the spacecraft solved a water mystery that has stumped scientists for decades. Findings an abundance of water molecules in Jupiter's equatorial regions.
The event will take place at 3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Oct. 28 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, which is where the mission is operated.