NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe has taken gorgeous new photos of the giant planet
The $1 billion mission sends Juno swinging around the planet on an elliptical orbit about once every 53.5 days . The spacecraft made its eleventh close pass, or perijove, around 9:36 a.m. ET on February 7, taking some gorgeous photos of the gas giant in the process.
The new images reveal giant bands of swirling storms and a unusually bright, pillowy cloud, among other features.Sometimes it takes Juno days ( or even weeks ) to beam back all of its raw image data, but the JunoCam instrument's unparalleled view is always worth the wait . The images shared online rarely come from NASA, though: The data gets posted to a special website where a community of
Here are some of the prettiest new images we've seen from Juno's latest orbit.