NASA Spacecraft Gets Up Close With Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno spacecraft will fly Monday directly over the Great Red Spot, a swirling storm on Jupiter. Scientists are hoping to gain a better understanding of the storm and why it persists.

Artist's impression of Jupiter's Great Red Spot heating the upper atmosphere. Source: Karen Teramura with James O'Donoghue and Luke Moore

Scientists are about to get an up-close and personal look at Jupiter's most famous landmark, the Great Red Spot.

NASA's Juno spacecraft will be directly over the spot shortly after 10 p.m. ET on Monday, July 10, about 5,600 miles above the

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