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'Fiery' Jupiter Awaits Juno's Arrival

Before the NASA spacecraft reaches the gas giant on July 4, powerful ground-based observatories are hard at work imaging Jupiter in all its infrared glory.

June 27, 2016
12:11 PM EDT
This view compares a lucky imaging view of Jupiter from VISIR (left) at infrared wavelengths with a very sharp amateur image in visible light from about the same time (right). | ESO/L.N. Fletcher/Damian Peach