NASA releases closest images of Jupiter

NASA releases closest images of Jupiter

NASA has shown the closest images of Jupiter

Based on the collected data, scientists came up with to the conclusion that Jupiter could absorb planetesimals – building blocks of the solar system.

NASA's Juno spacecraft circled the planet Jupiter and, using the JunoCam camera, took the closest pictures of the gas giant and its moon Io. This is reported by Forbes.

During the closest approach, the ship passed at an altitude of several thousand kilometers above the tops of the clouds.

Based on the collected gravitational data, scientists have mapped the core of Jupiter, in which they found a large amount of heavy material.

This hints that the giant planet could absorb planetesimals – building blocks of the solar system to help its growth.

Previously reported that NASA launches two sounding rockets to determine if ultraviolet light from the stars in the Alpha Centauri system could be harmful to potential life on planets.