Juno sends Jupiter images home

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Nasa’s Juno spacecraft has sent back some of the first pictures of Jupiter’s North Pole.

The pictures took around one and a half days to be sent back to Earth after Juno completed its first fly-by of the planet.

This is the first time we have been able to see the North Pole on Jupiter. Previously, we had only been able to see Jupiter’s South Pole from pictures sent back from the Cassini spacecraft mission in 2000.

Jupiter’s North Pole is blue in colour, and quite stormy.

As well as taking pictures, all eight of Juno’s science instruments were busy collecting lots of important new data about the planet, including radio waves and infrared cameras which show how hot and cold the North Pole is.

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