By Jamie Rivera Published 07/14/2016 07:22:00 | Views: 2506
This image was taken by the Juno spacecraft, five days after it arrived at Jupiter. The image shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot and three of its four largest moons.Source:AP
NASA has Released the first Image From Space Probe Juno showing Jupiter surrounded by 3 Galilean Moons
The probe’s JunoCam took the image after entering Jupiter's orbit. The picture shows Jupiter and the moons Io, Europa and Ganymede.

The picture was taken on Saturday when the Juno spacecraft was circling three million miles away. Even at that distance, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot - a centuries-old atmospheric storm - was visible. Juno entered orbit around Jupiter last week after a five-year journey.

It’s on a 20-month mission to map the giant planet’s poles, atmosphere and interior.

During the approach, the camera and instruments were powered off as a precaution as Juno braved intense radiation. The instruments were turned back on several days after the arrival.

Scientists have said close-ups of Jupiter won’t come until next month when Juno swings back around.

The picture shows Jupiter and the moons Io, Europa and Ganymede.

By Jamie Rivera 07/14/2016 07:22:00

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