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In Photos: Juno's Amazing Views of Jupiter

Juno Team Celebrates Jupiter Arrival, July 4, 2016

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NASA officials and members of the Juno mission team celebrate the spacecraft's successful arrival at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.

Juno's Last Pre-Orbit View of Jupiter, June 29, 2016

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

This is the final photo taken by NASA's Juno spacecraft before its instruments were powered down in preparation for the July 4 Jupiter orbit insertion. Juno captured this image on June 29, 2016, at a distance of 3.3 million miles (5.3 million kilometers) from Jupiter.

Juno Spots Jupiter, 3 Big Moons

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this photo on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles (6.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter.

Juno Spacecraft Spies Jupiter, Galilean Moons

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter and its four big Galilean moons on June 21, 2016, at a distance of 6.8 million miles (10.9 million kilometers) from Jupiter.

Juno in Jupiter's Radiation Field

Juno mission/NASA TV

This illustration shows how the Juno probe (white line) will pass through the extremely intense radiation belt that surrounds Jupiter.

Jupiter's Radiation Belt

NASA TV/Scott Bolton/Juno Mission/Very Large Telescope

An image captured by the Very Large Telescope shows the radiation "donut" that surrounds Jupiter. The yellow spot on the right is where the radiation is most intense. The Juno probe will fly between the planet and the radiation hot spots.

Juno Built to Withstand Jupiter's Radiation (Infographic)

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA's Juno mission has been designed to withstand the intense radiation environment at Jupiter, as this infographic shows.

LEGO Figurines to Fly on Juno Spacecraft

NASA/LEGO/collectSPACE.com

Three LEGO figurines representing the Roman god Jupiter (right), his wife Juno (middle) and Galileo Galilei (left) as shown here will fly to Jupiter on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Juno Probe Approaching Jupiter

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This artist's illustration shows NASA's Juno spacecraft approaching Jupiter.

Juno Above Jupiter's North Pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech

This artist's illustration shows NASA's Juno spacecraft above Jupiter's north pole.

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