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NASA’s $1 billion Spacecraft At Jupiter Just Sent Back Some Jaw-Dropping Photos

Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt north, as taken by NASA Juno during its recent perijove 27, and processed by citizen scientist Emma Wälimäki.

From 500 million miles away from Earth and while traveling at 127,000 mph, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has done it again.

Image Credit: Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt north, as taken by NASA Juno during its recent perijove 27, and processed by citizen scientist Emma Wälimäki.  
NASA / JPL-CALTECH / SWRI / MSSS / EMMA WÄLIMÄKI © CC BY

Marking four years in orbit around gas giant planet Jupiter, humanity’s furthest solar-powered spacecraft has sent back yet another batch of astonishing images. It comes in the wake of some “lucky” images taken of Jupiter from Earth.


This month and next are the perfect time to see Jupiter with your own eyes from your backyard, with the giant planet now rising before midnight as it moves towards a bright opposition in mid-July 2020.

Click the link below to see a lot more of these magnificent images.

 Citizen scientist Kevin Gill's fabulous new photo of Jupiter's mid-southern latitudes from Juno's perijove 27.

Scientist Kevin Gill's fabulous new photo of Jupiter's mid-southern latitudes from Juno's perijove 27.

NASA/JPL-CALTECH/SWRI/MSSS/KEVIN M. GILL

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