NASA’s Juno probe took a mesmerizing timelapse video of Jupiter’s moons in orbit


On Monday, NASA’s Juno space probe entered Jupiter’s orbit after its five-year-long journey from Earth. But before the spacecraft reached its destination, it took a series of still images of Jupiter and its moons from a distance. NASA stitched the images together to create a timelapse video of the moons dancing around the largest planet in our solar system, and the result is mesmerizing.

“For centuries, we have imagined how the planets move and how the stars move and we’ve only been aided with computer animation or the efforts of Hollywood,” said Juno Principal Investigator Scott Bolton. “For the first time all of us together will actually see the true harmony in nature. This is what it’s about. This is what Jupiter and its moons look like, this is what our solar system looks like if you were to move out, this is what the galaxy looks like. It’s what the atoms look like. It’s harmony at every scale.”

You can watch the breathtaking video below, and read more about Juno’s mission here.

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