The first images of Jupiter taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft have arrived back on Earth.
The probe arrived in orbit around the biggest planet in the solar system two months ago.
The images were taken last Saturday when Juno had completed the first of 36 orbital fly-bys of the massive planet.
Hot stuff. During#Jupiter approach, I capturedthe planet’sglowin infraredlight https://t.co/mVWrzSlV9opic.twitter.com/9kaRIl2k9n— NASA's JunoMission (@NASAJuno) September 2, 2016
Launched from Florida nearly five years ago, Juno needed to be precisely positioned, ignite its main engine at exactly the right time and keep it firing for 35 minutes to become only the second spacecraft to orbit Jupiter.