Picture of the day for August 27 2016 by Nasa Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27 when Juno was 437000 miles (703000 kilometers) away. The Juno mission successfully executed its first of 36 orbital flybys of Jupiter.
Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
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