Above: Photo of Jupiter taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Processed by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran.
While NASA’s Juno spacecraft is orbiting Jupiter at 130,000 mph, it takes photos every 53 days that are unlike anything I have ever seen. They are beautiful.
This last batch released by NASA was taken during the craft’s 10th close pass over the planet December 16.
Since the distance between Jupiter and Earth is about half a trillion miles (562,382,633 miles today, but it varies) it takes a long time, days or weeks, to transmit the photos back to Earth.