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In Photos: Juno's Amazing Views of Jupiter

Juno Flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

The Juno space probe caught this image of Earth during a flyby on Oct. 9, 2013. [Read the Full Story behind this image here.]

One of the first images sent from Juno - Oct. 9, 2013

NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Ken Kremer.

This image of Earth is one of the first snapshots sent back home by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its flyby on October 9, 2013. [Read the Full Story behind this image here.]

Juno Sees Earth's Moon

NASA (via Twitter as @Juno_101)

Juno spacecraft took this photo of Earth's moon on October 9, 2013, 11:07 UTC when Juno was 128,000 miles (206,000 kilometers) from the moon.

Juno Captures Earth and Moon

NASA/JPL-Caltech

Earth (on the left) and the moon (on the right) were seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft on Aug. 26, 2011, when the spacecraft was about 6 million miles (9.66 million kilometers) away. The photo was taken by the spacecraft's onboard camera, JunoCam.

Views of Juno Flyby

ESA

Two views mapping Juno spacecraft's flyby of Earth on Oct. 9, 2013.

Juno Ground Track During Earth Flyby

ESA

Juno ground track during Earth flyby October 9, 2013,

Juno and Lightning Towers

Patrick H. Corkery/United Launch Alliance

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket blasts off carrying NASA's Juno mission at Kennedy Space Center, on August 5, 2011. Four lightning protection towers surround the rocket.

NASA'S Juno Probe (Infographic)

Karl Tate, SPACE.com

NASA's Juno spacecraft is a 21st century orbiter to study the largest planet in our solar system. See how Juno will study Jupiter here.

Juno Lifts Off

Patrick H. Corkery/United Launch Alliance

Juno Emerges

Patrick H. Corkery/United Launch Alliance

In preparation for launch of NASA's Juno mission, a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket is rolled to the pad at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral.

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