Jupiter's Wild North Pole, Southern Auroras Photographed for 1st Time

September 2, 2016 7:37 PM

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Jupiter's Wild North Pole, Southern Auroras Photographed for 1st Time

NASA's Juno spacecraft has beamed home the first-ever photos of Jupiter's north pole, and scientists can hardly believe their eyes.

Juno captured the images on Aug. 27, when the probe skimmed just 2,600 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops during the first of three dozen close flybys of the solar system's largest planet.

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