The Juno probe gets all up in Jupiter’s face

Jupiter seen from 4.5 million km, taken on 23 August

The probe, launched and guided by NASA, has made its first close approach to the planet Jupiter since going into orbit in July.

This is the closest any spacecraft has come to Jupiter. It was launched from Cape Canaveral on August 5, 2011 and entered Jupiter’s orbit on July 5, 2016. Juno was commanded to pass just 4,200 km (about 2610 miles) above the cloud tops of the gas giant on Saturday.
Hopefully, there will be pictures released in the next few days; we’ll update when we get them.

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