NASA Shares First-Ever Image Of Jupiter’s Ring Shot From Inside

NASA has shared the first-ever image of Jupiter’s ring taken from inside by Juno spacecraft during its initial science flyby over Jupiter’s poles on August 27, 2016. The photo, which Juno took with its star-tracker camera, the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU-1), shows the main ring of Jupiter’s ring system – the bright bands in the center of the image and the stars in the background, which are part of the Orion constellation.

The photo also shows Betelgeuse, the bright star above the main ring and the Orion’s belt in the lower right. NASA says “Juno’s Radiation Monitoring Investigation actively retrieves and analyzes the noise signatures from penetrating radiation in the images of the spacecraft’s star cameras and science instruments at Jupiter.”

Source: NASA

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