After enduring a five-year, 1.7 billion-mile journey from Earth, and navigating the dangerous radiation in Jupiter's extensive magnetic field, Juno has provided breathtaking images and breakthrough discoveries from Jupiter and its moons. And in their quest to engage and inspire the public, the Juno mission team shares the data and pictures with the world, fueling citizen science and creative artistry.
Embarking on 53-day orbits reaching from Jupiter’s cloud tops to the frontiers of its magnetic field, Juno has upended our views of the gas giant and its surroundings. The spacecraft recently found evidence of organic compounds and salts on the large moon Ganymede – remnants of a deep underground ocean that once reached its surface – and answered a decades-old question about winds on Jupiter extending hundreds of miles toward the planet’s interior. Juno is scheduled to continue investigating the solar system’s largest planet, its moons, faint rings, and surrounding environment through September 2025.