Juno Approach Movie of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

Juno Approach Movie of Jupiter and the Galilean Moons

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a unique time-lapse movie of the Galilean satellites in motion about Jupiter. The movie begins on June 12th with Juno 10 million miles from Jupiter, and ends on June 29th, 3 million miles distant. The innermost moon is volcanic Io; next in line is the ice-crusted ocean world Europa, followed by massive Ganymede, and finally, heavily cratered Callisto. Galileo observed these moons to change position with respect to Jupiter over the course of a few nights. From this observation he realized that the moons were orbiting mighty Jupiter, a truth that forever changed humanity’s understanding of our place in the cosmos. Earth was not the center of the Universe. For the first time in history, we look upon these moons as they orbit Jupiter and share in Galileo’s revelation. This is the motion of nature’s harmony.

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20 Responses

  1. paulkazjack says:

    A BILLION dollars to learn that Jupiter is made of rock…….and some gas

  2. youtuubbguy66 says:

    Where are the real videos of this approach 🙁 I can’t find any.

  3. Shaun seagrave says:

    Haha what a joke

  4. Zeron! says:

    Ok, what the actual fuck. This is real!??! Are you kidding me???

  5. 이상은 says:

    ㅊㅋ ㅊㅋ

  6. Charlee C says:

    Simply incredible. I’m watching photography from a spacecraft a half
    billion miles away. It’s less than a day old, and delivered to my iPad
    wirelessly as I sit on my couch in my apartment. This world is crazy – so
    much progress so fast

  7. tacanai says:

    RIP Carl Sagan. Would have been perfect.

  8. Blatantly Fake Name says:

    So, which album of Vangelis’ is the music on?

  9. Alex G says:


  10. Edilson Cruz says:

    for our begining.. hmmmmm……the earth is fucking over

  11. Bryan A.Cal says:


  12. zlojo says:

    krieg,hungersnöte,umweltverschmutzung,ausrottung der tiere u. was machen
    diese halbaffen scheisse mann was los mit den menschen unglaublich

  13. LAPDpranks says:

    fake, but nice edit.

  14. DARIVS says:


  15. ‫ماء السماء‬‎ says:

    سأهااااااجر الى المشتري انه كوكبي الضائع
    وكل عام وانتم بخير
    وشكرا من الاعماقVangelis?????

  16. warpocmuse says:

    amazing stuff, 17 days in a few minutes, like the workings of a clock.
    More incredible is 7 million miles travelled between the first and last
    frame…7 MILLION <---(wish I could have made that bigger) This stuff constantly blows my mind and I love being blown

  17. SPACE POTATO says:

    I hope they find Hillary’s emails.

  18. mtklaric says:

    for new viewers, this is real timelapse photography from Juno 3 million
    miles away from Jupiter, read the description. Only the intro is CGI…

  19. Martin Jones says:

    I was hoping to see some closer footage!

  20. lela T says:

    how come there’s no close up pictures of jupiter.c overing half the sky