Jupiter is easily one of the big conundrums of our Solar System, and for good reasons. Scientists still didn’t uncover all that is to know about the formation of the gas giant. Nobody can fully explain how Jupiter evolved in such a huge form, as over 1,000 planets the size of Earth would fit inside.
Jupiter is also the place where multiple storms occur. In fact, the planet’s Great Red Spot is a huge vortex that has been swirling for centuries. But that’s certainly not the only storm happening on Jupiter that needs attention.
“How about Interplanetary Pizza Day?”
It was National Pizza Day on February 9, and NASA celebrated the event in its own way. The space agency shared a memorable video on Instagram, naming the post as “How about Interplanetary Pizza Day? Our Juno mission saw ‘pepperoni’ storms topping Jupiter:”
NASA’s Juno probe has been launched for over a decade. In August 2011, the space probe was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station as part of the New Frontiers program.
NASA’s Juno probe was also used a while ago for recording sounds of Ganymede, meaning one of the moons of Jupiter. And we must admit, it truly sounds out of this world:
Scott Bolton, who is a physicist of the Southwest Research Institute and the principal investigator of Juno, stated as quoted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory’s website:
This soundtrack is just wild enough to make you feel as if you were riding along as Juno sails past Ganymede for the first time in more than two decades,
If you listen closely, you can hear the abrupt change to higher frequencies around the midpoint of the recording, which represents entry into a different region in Ganymede’s magnetosphere.
We’re eagerly waiting to hear about new discoveries of NASA’s Juno probe in the near future!