According to foreign media CNET, in June,NASA’s “Juneo” probe passed near Jupiter’s moon Ganymede, the solar system’s largest moon, and made some spectacular “tours” of the celestial bodies.After this victory, the gas giant flew over the planet itself. NASA extracted images from these “adventures” and created a video from the perspective of the “starship captain” that was truly shocking.
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It’s a beautiful combination of science, space exploration and movie magic. The video uses JunoCam images from the spacecraft to be mapped to the digital model to create a seamless overpass animation.
The viewing angle of the video is designed to make viewers feel like they are on Juno, which has been exploring Jupiter since 2016. Earlier this year, NASA announced that the Juno mission would be extended until the end of 2025. The expanded mission includes a new interest in the fascinating moon of this gas giant. This is where Ganymede comes into play.
As soon as firing began, Juno passed within 645 miles (1,038 kilometers) of the surface and approached Ganymede. It then zooms in to Jupiter and the rotating, active storms displayed there. Vangelis’ (“Blade Runner”) soundtrack is the perfect choice for the flyover video.
“The animation shows how beautiful deep space exploration can be,” Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton said this week. “This animation is for people to explore firsthand information about our solar system and imagine seeing what it would be like to see an icy moon orbiting Jupiter and flying over it.”