Prior to the Juno mission, the only images we had of Jupiter’s rings came from Voyager 1. But new Juno images blow those 38-year-old photos out of the water.
NASA released the picture, taken on August 27, 2016, in a press release last week. It is the first ever photo taken from the inside of Jupiter’s rings, and it does not disappoint.
Aside from showing us a closer look at the rings, the image also shows the dying star Betelgeuse and three other stars that make up the Orion constellation.
Juno also sent back information about violent storms in Jupiter, the planet emitting unique aurorae, and much more. Juno was first launched back in August 2011 and arrived at Jupiter in July 2016. It will be sending back more information during its mission until it ends in February 2018.