Jupiter as you've never seen it before from NASA's Juno spacecraft
Out of this world images of the giant gas planet
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The latest images of Jupiter captured by NASA space probe Juno are simply stunning! Using data from the JunoCam imager on the spacecraft, scientists and the general public alike are being treated to some truly remarkable photographs of the gas giant, the largest planet in the solar system.
Juno was launched on August 5, 2011. It arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. The mission's goal is to unveil the secrets hidden deep within Jupiter, a planet shrouded in the solar system's strongest magnetic field and most lethal radiation belts. In attempting to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter, Juno has sent back an amazing series of color-enhanced imagery that sheds new light on this mysterious and distant world.
The Juno mission is scheduled to terminate in 2021, when the spacecraft will perform a controlled deorbit and disintegrate into Jupiter's atmosphere.
Click through the following gallery for a visually thrilling voyage around Jupiter and its moons, and peer below the dense cover of clouds for a peek at the planet's atmospheric dynamics.
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