Juno spacecraft was launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on August 5, 2011 (UTC), as part of the New Frontiers program and entered a polar orbit of Jupiter on July 5, 2016 (UTC). The Mission was intended to begin a scientific investigation of the planet.
Juno is set to complete its 16th trip around Jupiter. Researchers used images collected over multiple fly-bys to simulate a detailed flyover. Images of the largest planet in the Solar System taken from the Juno were released by NASA.
The images released took the interest of both Space enthusiasts and Non-Space enthusiasts alike.
A “dragon’s eye,” “squid,” and “dolphins” are some of the patterns spotted by the Space enthusiasts within Jupiter’s vicinity. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory frequently releases batches of new images as the spacecraft circles the gas giant.
As Described by NASA on its official Website, “Juno’s principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. As our primary example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars.”