NASA has recently published new photos of Jupiter taken by Juno spacecraft over the past year. Just like previous times, the photos will leave you in awe. The latest images of the planet look like abstract watercolor paintings, or “ink in water” art, and the amount of detail in them is striking.
Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011. Its main purpose is to help scientists understand and explore origin and evolution Jupiter. As NASA writes, they’re also investigating the existence of a solid planetary core, mapping Jupiter’s magnetic field, measuring the amount of water and ammonia in the deep atmosphere, and observing the planet’s auroras.
NASA has also published the video of a simulated flight into and out of Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. It’s made from a single photo taken by Juno, combined with computer-generated animation. You can watch it in the video below, and enjoy more images in NASA’s gallery.