After five years of travel to Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft entered into the massive planet's orbit late last night. For a sense of scale, the Great Red Spot you can see here at right is far larger than all of planet Earth! Jupiter was most likely the first planet formed after our sun and the technology aboard Juno could lead us to have a better understanding of the origins of our solar system. This Overview was created from a composite of imagery fro the Hubble Telescope that shows the entire surface of the planet at once.
The focus of Daily Overview is usually on Earth, but this exciting event inspired us to look outwards for a moment, rather than back at ourselves. Beyond changing the way we see our planet, we believe an inquisitive gaze into the greater universe that surrounds us can do wonders for our yearning to explore and to help us find the perspective that we need.
Image courtesy of NASA