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A Jupiter 'Pearl!' This image, taken by our Juno spacecraft, highlights the seventh of eight features forming a 'string of pearls' on Jupiter -- massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern hemisphere. Since 1986, these white ovals have varied in number from six to nine. There are currently eight white ovals visible. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 15,300 miles (24,600 kilometers) from the planet. JunoCam is a color, visible-light camera designed to capture remarkable pictures of Jupiter's poles and cloud tops. As Juno's eyes, it will provide a wide view, helping to provide context for the spacecraft's other instruments. JunoCam was included on the spacecraft specifically for purposes of public engagement; although its images will be helpful to the science team, it is not considered one of the mission's science instruments. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS (@NASAJPL) #nasa #jupiter #juno #nasabeyond #planets #solarsystem #science
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Japanese Cargo Craft Approaches Space Station: Station Commander Shane Kimbrough of NASA shared this photograph of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kounotori H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV-6) as it approached the International Space Station (@ISS) today, writing, "Beautiful #HTV6 Space Station. @NASA and @EuropeanSpaceAgency astronauts using station's robot arm to capture the spacecraft. Proud of Int'l. #Teamwork" Kimbrough and Flight Engineer Thomas Pesquet of ESA successfully captured the 12-ton spacecraft using the @canadianspaceagency's robotic arm. Robotic ground controllers then installed it on the Earth-facing side of the Harmony module. Flight Engineer Peggy Whitson of NASA monitored HTV-6 systems during the rendezvous and grapple. The unpiloted cargo spacecraft is loaded with more than 4.5 tons of supplies, water, spare parts and experiment hardware for the six-person station crew. Credit: NASA #nasa #space #spacestation #iss #jaxa #esa #spacecraft #htv
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