This composite image depicts Jupiter's cloud formations as seen through the eyes of NASA's Juno's Microwave Radiometer (MWR) instrument as compared to the top layer, a Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem image of the planet.
NASA's Juno spacecraft shows a southern hemisphere view of Jupiter shows the transition between banded structures near the equator and the more chaotic features near the polar region, as seen on August 27, 2016.
NASA's Juno spacecraft acquired this view of Jupiter's south polar region about an hour after closest approach on Aug. 27, 2016, when the spacecraft was about 58,700 miles (94,500 kilometers) above the cloud tops.
Jupiter's north polar region is coming into view as NASA's Juno spacecraft approaches the giant planet. This view of Jupiter was taken on August 27, when Juno was 437,000 miles (703,000 kilometers) away.
This dual view of Jupiter was taken on August 23, when NASA's Juno spacecraft was 2.8 million miles (4.4 million kilometers) from the gas giant planet on the inbound leg of its initial 53.5-day capture orbit.
This color view from NASA's Juno spacecraft is made from some of the first images Juno took after the spacecraft entered orbit around Jupiter on July 5th. The view shows that JunoCam survived its first pass through Jupiter's extreme radiation environment
NASA's Juno spacecraft obtained this color view on June 28, 2016, at a distance of 3.9 million miles from Jupiter. As Juno nears its destination, features on the giant planet are increasingly visible, including the Great Red Spot.
This artist's rendering shows NASA's Juno spacecraft making one of its close passes over Jupiter. Launched in 2011, the Juno spacecraft will arrive at Jupiter in 2016 to study the giant planet from an elliptical, polar orbit.
This still from an animation of four images shows Jupiter in infrared light as seen by NASA's InfraRed Telescope Facility, or IRTF, on May 16, 2015. The observations were obtained in support of NASA's Juno mission.
This frame from a movie was captured by a star tracker camera on NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft. It was taken over several days as Juno approached Earth for a close flyby that would send the spacecraft onward to the giant planet.
During its close flyby of Earth, NASA's Jupiter-bound Juno spacecraft listened for a coordinated, global transmission from amateur radio operators using its radio and plasma wave science instrument, known as Waves.