NASA’s Juno craft all set for historic close encounter with Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft will make its sixth flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on Monday – this time concentrating on the planet’s Great Red Spot, the best-known feature of the gas giant. This will be humanity’s first up-close and personal view of the gas giant’s iconic, 10,000-mile-wide (16,000-kilometer-wide) storm monitored since 1830. During the close flyby, Juno will pass about 5,600 miles above the Giant Red Spot clouds on Monday with all eight of the craft’s instruments as well as its imager, JunoCam, switched on.