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Jupiter looks mesmerizing in new flyby photos

by Brandon Russell | September 16, 2017September 16, 2017 3:00 pm EST

NASA’s Juno spacecraft performed its eighth flyby of Jupiter earlier this month, and the results are predictably spectacular. It’s incredible that things like this exist out of our own bubble—and even more incredible that manmade objects are exploring what’s in the great unknown.

According to NASA, some of the planet’s most famous landmarks are present in the images, including the “coolest place on Jupiter” and the “Dalmation Zone/Eye of Odin.” Juno snapped the photos at distances ranging from 7,545 to 14,234 miles, NASA said.

The images have been enhanced to better showcase the planet’s powerful beauty. As part of the Juno mission, NASA has made all pictures taken by Juno available to the public in RAW format, which are free to process. The credits for the images above go to Gerald Eichstädt and Sean Doran.


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