NASA probe grazes Jupiter's clouds in brush with Great Red Spot

13 July 2017

A NASA spacecraft in orbit around Jupiter began transmitting data and images from humanity's closest brush with the Great Red Spot, a flyby of the colossal, crimson storm that has fascinated Earthbound observers for hundreds of years.The Juno probe logged its close encounter with Jupiter's most distinctive feature on Monday as it passed about 5,600 miles above the clouds of the mammoth cyclone.