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Jupiter and its satellites seen by ‘people’s camera’ on Juno probe

The JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft took this picture of Jupiter and its four largest moons June 21. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS
The JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this picture of Jupiter and its four largest moons June 21. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

The visible camera on NASA’s Juno spacecraft is capturing a time-lapse movie of Jupiter and its four largest moons as the orbiter dives toward the giant planet for a July 4 rendezvous, and officials have released a first taste of the views armchair scientists and space enthusiasts can anticipate over the coming weeks and months.

The JunoCam instrument aboard Juno captured the color view of Jupiter and its moons Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto on June 21 at a distance of 6.8 million miles (10.9 million kilometers) from Jupiter. NASA released the picture Friday.

The golden hues of Jupiter’s atmospheric bands are just coming into view, and JunoCam will resolve more detail in the coming days.

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Jupiter and its satellites seen by ‘people’s camera’ on Juno probe

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