Juno sends back its first picture of Jupiter

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

The Juno spacecraft, currently orbiting Jupiter, has sent back its first picture of the planet.

Image Credit: NASA

Image Credit: NASA

This image was taken on July 10th when Juno was approaching its orbit at 4.3 million kilometers away from Jupiter. The image shows us the planet and its 3 Moons; Io, Ganymede, and Europa. The Great Red Spot, a storm that is constant on Jupiter and is larger than our own planet, is seen with some more of Jupiter’s clouds.

As Juno continues to orbit around Jupiter, we can expect to see more pictures, the next one scheduled for August 27th of this year. This upcoming photo will give us a close look at the planet as Juno flies within 5,000 kilometers of Jupiter’s clouds.

Source: NASA

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