More Stunning Photos of Jupiter Released by NASA

images of jupiter from junocam

Junocam Image Set 893 – Polar Time Lapse Sequence. Image via Jim Plaxco, artsnova.com

Lately, thanks to missions by NASA, we've been getting more and more insights into outer space. From close up images Saturn's rings, brought to us by the Cassini spacecraft, to the discovery of the new Trappist-1 planets, it's an exciting time for astronomers and space travel enthusiasts. And now, NASA's JunoCam is sending back even more pictures of our solar system's largest planet—Jupiter.

As part of NASA's engagement with the public, it's periodically releasing photographs taken during the Juno probe's orbits around Jupiter. All photos are downloadable for professional and amateur astronomers to post-process, resulting in some incredible work. People are even encouraged to vote for their favorite photos and help decide what to photograph next.

With Juno's next orbit set for May 19, 2017, we can't wait to see what new images will be appearing shortly.

Take a look at some recent photos of Jupiter and learn more about the Juno spacecraft with our comprehensive guide.

images of jupiter from junocam

Great Red Spot. Image via Liroma-52

images of jupiter from junocam

Rain. Image via Shoyo-63

images of jupiter from junocam

Peace on Jupiter. Image via Mirna Plakalovic

images of jupiter from junocam

Crescent Jupiter and the Great Read Spit Near the Limb. Image via NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Roman Tkachenko

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.

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