Back on October 29, 2018, NASA’s Juno spacecraft was somewhere between 11,400 and 31,700 miles above the skies of Jupiter. More precisely, the probe was performing a close flyby of the planet for the 16th time since its launch. And on this particular occasion, Juno managed to snap some photos which appear to present something rather strange indeed.
For its part, Jupiter is the largest planet found in our Solar System thus far. Incredibly, it’s actually two-and-a-half times bigger than every other planet in the Solar System combined. Jupiter is designated as an outer planet, meaning that it’s one of the four furthest away from the Sun.
The four inner planets in our Solar System are Earth, Mars, Venus and Mercury. Meanwhile, the four outer planets are Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and Saturn. And of these outer planets, Uranus and Neptune are known as ice giants and Saturn and Jupiter are gas giants.