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On August 27, 2016, NASA’s Juno spacecraft completed the closest flyby of Jupiter where it was just ~ 4,200 km from the cloud-tops! This is the closest that we’ve ever come to the giant planet!

Following image was taken by Juno when it was ~700,000 kms from Jupiter’s cloud-tops. The images from the recent closest orbit are not yet available; we need to wait a couple of weeks for those. But imagine what those will show us! 🙂

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Details here: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/juno-completes-jupiter-flyby

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