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12 amazing images of Jupiter

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
An illustration of the Juno spacecraft in front of Jupiter

Photo: NASA/JPL/Wikimedia Commons

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The Juno spacecraft has been circling Jupiter since July 2016 with the goal of improving our understanding of the planet. The solar-powered orbiter will study Jupiter's origins, interior structure, deep atmosphere and magnetosphere using an impressive suite of scientific instruments such that the world has never seen. It will spend a total of 20 months orbiting Jupiter and then burn up in the planet's atmosphere in early 2018.