Juno beams back dramatic new pictures of Jupiter

September 3, 2016 5:16 AM

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft, making its first scientific run over Jupiter’s poles Aug. 27, captured remarkable images of Jupiter’s atmosphere, showing that the equatorial bands and zones familiar to even amateur astronomers completely disappear at high latitudes.

Instead, the JunoCam instrument on the solar-powered spacecraft captured stunning images, released Friday, that show a more seemingly chaotic tapestry made up of huge hurricane-like storms, knots and swirls with hints that at least some structures rise above the surrounding cloud tops to cast shadow...

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