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In Photos: Juno's Amazing Views of Jupiter

JunoCam Jupiter image

NASA/JunoCam/Synthetrix

An image based on raw data captured by the JunoCam instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter. "Tonal and color adjustments … increase depth and detail," according to the citizen scientist who created the image.

JunoCam View of Jupiter in False Color

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt

This false-color view of Jupiter's polar haze was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft. The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016, when the spacecraft was 285,000 miles (459,000 kilometers) from Jupiter.

Juno Approaches Jupiter's North Pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s north pole on Aug. 27, from a distance of 120,000 miles (195,000 kilometers).

Clouds at Jupiter's North Pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

This view of Jupiter's north pole — captured by NASA's Juno probe on Aug. 27, 2016, from a distance of 48,000 miles (78,000 kilometers) — shows storms and weather systems unlike any seen elsewhere in the solar system.

Close-Up of Jupiter's Southern Hemisphere

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Jupiter’s southern hemisphere, as photographed by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on Aug. 27, 2016, from a distance of 23,600 miles (38,000 kilometers).

Juno View of Jupiter's South Pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA’s Juno probe took this image of Jupiter’s south pole on Aug. 27, 2016, from a distance of 58,700 miles (94,500 kilometers).

Jupiter's Southern Aurora in Infrared Light

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

Juno captured this infrared image of Jupiter’s southern lights on Aug. 27, 2016. Such views are not possible from Earth.

Jupiter Coming and Going

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

These 10 images show Jupiter growing and shrinking in apparent size before and after NASA's Juno spacecraft made its close approach to the planet on August 27, 2016.

Juno Photo of Jupiter on Aug. 27

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA's Juno spacecraft snapped this photo of Jupiter from a distance of 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) on Saturday (Aug. 27) as it approached the planet for its closest flyby.

Juno's Dual Views of Jupiter

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this dual view of Jupiter on Aug. 23, 2016, from a distance of 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers).

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