HomeAstronomyMeteor streaks through Jupiter's atmosphere as NASA spacecraft watches

Meteor streaks through Jupiter’s atmosphere as NASA spacecraft watches

When a rogue meteor careened through the atmosphere of Jupiter last year, it caught the attention of NASA’s Juno spacecraft in orbit around the giant planet.

The brief and sudden flash in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere was spotted by NASA’s Juno spacecraft in April 2020. But, while the burst of light didn’t last long, it drew scientists’ attention as its spectral characteristics didn’t line up with what would be expected in Jupiter’s aurora, the Juno mission team announced this month. 

- Advertisment -
Google search engine

Most Popular

Recent Comments