NASA’s JunoCam gives amateur astronomers the chance to be part of the mission to study Jupiter. The camera was put on board the Juno orbiter to help with public engagement and NASA has made the data available online so that citizen scientists like Alex Mai can put together beautiful images of the gas giant. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Mai
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