New Pictures Of Jupiter From NASA’s Juno Space Probe

NASA’s Juno probe entered Jupiter’s orbit last week with a dangerous high speed braking maneuver and engineers at the space agency have just received the first pictures of the gas giant from the spacecraft’s JunoCam.

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The color photos illustrate the JunoCam aboard the $1.13 billion spacecraft survived the five year journey and dangerous braking maneuver to enter Jupiter’s orbit.

This first image doesn’t look like much, but Juno will start taking better high resolution photos during its next close pass to Jupiter August 27 after it completes its 53-day orbit.

To see Juno’s photos and a movie about the spacecraft’s approach to Jupiter read the full story.

 

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