You’ve Never Seen Jupiter Like This

Even from afar, we always knew Jupiter was a bit of an oddball, and upon closer examination we were correct.

On Aug. 27, NASA’s Juno spacecraft, with all its instruments blazing, swooped within 2,500 miles of the Jovian surface and beamed back the first-ever images of its north pole. It was the first of 36 planned flybys planned for the mission, so there’s plenty more where this came from. Still, even from the first 6-megabyte download, Jupiter’s revealing why it’s unlike any other planet

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