From images captured by NASA, Jupiter reveals itself as an exquisite blue marble, shimmering with swirling gold sand.
The Juno Mission recently completed its fifth flyby around Jupiter, after entering the planet’s orbit in July 2016. Its first scientific findings were published today (May 25), in two papers in the journal Science, and 44 papers in Geophysical Research Letters.
Some of the most beautiful data obtained during the flybys are images captured by the spacecraft’s JunoCam, which showed massive storm systems on the planet, and allow scientists to understand the planet’s atmosphere, climate, and its north and south poles.
Here’s a look at images captured during some of its recent flybys: