NASA Releases New Pictures Of Jupiter

Pictures From Juno Of Jupiter

NASA launched the spacecraft Juno in 2011 with the aim of photographing Jupiter, which is the largest planet in our solar system. Juno finally made its first pass around the gassy-ass planet in July, 2016 and now we’re being blessed with pictures. The Juno spacecraft was built by Lockheed Martin and cost $1.1 billion. Juno’s top speed is 164,700 mph, which is pretty damn fast.

Juno spacecraft

Instead of flying around the equator of the planet (which is the norm for spacecraft), Juno flew around the poles for a different kind of view. Juno had to spend 53 days away from Jupiter in order to get two hours worth of footage and photographs.