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All eyes on Jupiter! 👀 Our @NASAJuno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere on the outbound leg of a close flyby of the gas giant planet. It’s called a gas giant planet because its atmosphere is made up of mostly hydrogen gas and helium gas, like the Sun.
This color-enhanced image was taken on May 24 as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 44,300 miles (71,400 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 71 degrees.

Since July 4, 2016 when the Juno spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Jupiter, we have been peering below the dense cover of clouds to answer questions about the gas giant and the origins of our solar system.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

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@darrenmackay14

When does juno end ??🤔

@aritzbrins

@natiiorre ❤️❤️😍😘

@jungfoetus

This planet is so strange...

@feelgoodandnice

Nice stone, what is it? Perhapes one agata?

@_con__

@shawntaylor5908 it's transparent....no

@marie_cappelli

🤩🤩🤩

@m1ndofe

@xrvn looks like a crusty stovetop tbh

@moto.jonathan

@shawntaylor5908 he didn't answer because he got triggered

@uncanny_atheist16

The flat brain society got triggered. Well done, NASA

@jabari_jackson

Wheres planet x tho? I see it ever so often behind the sun

@shawntaylor5908

@c10leon is the moon real?

@peyman.hashemi_1987

Beautiful Jupiter 😍😍

@c10leon

@jaguarrising You think this crap is real???? Fake af. Lol

@rishaav_roy

Sinking in the darkness

@jzeusus.kamikaze

why don't we burn all that gas away

@chloediluccio

😻😻😻😻

@sadsailor52

Are we able to walk on gas giants even though they are made of gas?

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