Jupiter Never Looked So Good

Up until recently, any picture that we saw of Jupiter always had the iconic red spot and the swirling lines of storms across the entire planet. These have been views seen from the Hubble Space Telescope, the Galileo spacecraft that spent __ years orbiting the planet in a _____ orbit as well as flybys of the Voyager, Pioneer, Cassini and New Horizons spacecrafts. But now we have Juno, which arrived at the Jovian planet in ____. The difference with this mission is that the spacecraft orbits Jupiter in a unique _______ orbit, allowing us to see areas of the planet previously unseen to humanity.

Jupiter’s South Pole
Approaching Jupiter
Jupiter’s Little Red Spot

 

Just to compare with pictures of Jupiter prior to Juno’s arrival, here are pictures from various spacecraft over the years.

From Pioneer 10 in 1974
From Voyager 1 in 1979
From Cassini in 2000 on its way to Saturn
From New Horizons in 2007 on its way to Pluto