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    This Is The First Photo Juno Took From Jupiter

    The NASA spacecraft entered orbit around the planet earlier this month.

    After a five-year journey, NASA's Juno spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on 5 July this year.


    It's there to investigate how Jupiter formed and what exactly is at its core. Juno will complete 37 orbits of the planet in total over the next 20 months.

    One of the instruments on Juno is a camera, called JunoCam, that is tasked with taking the best pictures ever of the planet's polar regions, among other things.

    Here's a colour image made up of some of the first shots JunoCam took once the spacecraft successfully entered Jupiter's orbit.


    As you can see, it was quite far away from the planet still then.

    This is what you're looking at in that picture:


    Europa, Io, and Ganymede are three of Jupiter's biggest moons. They were discovered by Galileo in 1610. The fourth Galilean moon, Callisto, isn't in this shot.

    It's the only photo NASA has released so far, so make the most of it. πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€