Jupiter is the fifth planet from our Sun and is, by far, the largest planet in the solar system

On Dec. 4, 1973, NASA's Pioneer 10 spacecraft sent back images of Jupiter of ever-increasing size.

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This composite of images from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft shows eight circumpolar cyclones around a central cyclone at Jupiter's north pole.

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Jupiter's moon Io rises just off the horizon of the gas giant planet, Slightly larger than Earth's moon

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Jupiter is best known for its colorful storms. But also has some of the most vivid auroras.

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Jupiter is 5.2 astronomical units away from the Sun, the distance from the Sun to Earth. From this distance, it takes Sunlight 43 minutes to travel.

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Did Jupiter’s atmosphere possess 10 times less water than scientists expected? Juno’s answer: No. Nearer Jupiter’s equator, water is much more abundant.

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Juno is improving our understanding of the solar system's beginnings by revealing the origin and evolution of Jupiter

Juno Mission

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  Mission:  Juno 
 Spacecraft:  Juno
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