JUNO CAM SHOWS JUPITER LIKE NEVER BEFORE
NASA had launched the $1 billion Juno spacecraft in August 2011. It took a little more than 5 years for it to reach the red planet and settle into its orbit.
Jupiter expresses an intense radiation belt. Parts of the electronics in Juno are sensitive and in order to safeguard them, it swings in a wide arc minimizing the time spent near the red planet.
Juno completed its fifth cycle around the red planet on March 27, sending raw data back to NASA. Following are some recent snaps (brilliant!) that were published after image processing the raw images from JunoCam.
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