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On March 27, the spacecraft carried out its fifth successful flyby and fourth science pass. Juno was closest to the planet at around 4:52 a.m. or 08:52 GMT.

"Juno is healthy, its science instruments are fully operational, and the data and images we've received are nothing short of unbelievable", said Dr. Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA's Science Mission Directorate.

On Monday, NASA revealed some incredible new images of Jupiter as they were captured by Juno.

NASA's JUNO spacecraft was launched on August 5, 2011 atop the Atlas V at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. During its mission of exploration, Juno soars low over the planet's cloud tops as close as about 2,600 miles (4,100 kilometers).

During these flybys, Juno probes beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this enhanced-color view of Jupiter during its fourth close flyby on February 2, 2017.

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JUNO orbits the planet Jupiter and is operated by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

This enhanced-color image of a mysterious dark spot on Jupiter seems to reveal a Jovian "galaxy" of swirling storms.

This new image, processed by amateur astronomer Roman Tkachenko, shows Jupiter's north pole in all its stormy glory.

. Scientists have discovered that Jupiter's magnetic fields are more complicated than originally thought and that the belts and zones that give the planet's cloud tops their distinctive look extend deep into their interior. The craft will eventually descend into Jupiter's atmosphere at some point in 2018 at the end of its mission.

Green said March 20 that the decision to maintain Juno's 53-day orbit, while lengthening the time required to get all of the mission's planned science data, "brings in a richer set of science". During the time of its closest approach, which is termed as "perijove", Juno will be about 2,700 miles (4,400 kilometers) above the Jupiter's cloud tops.

Such a perspective will allow Juno's science team to study the complex network of magnetic field lines around Jupiter, and help sort out the drivers behind Jupiter's auroras, separating auroras induced by internal convection and the solar wind.


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