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This artist's rendering made available by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above Jupiter. (NASA and JPL-Caltech/AP)
This artist's rendering made available by NASA/JPL-Caltech shows the Juno spacecraft above Jupiter. (NASA and JPL-Caltech/AP)
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Last night a NASA satellite came closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft ever has. The spacecraft, known as Juno, hovered over the gas giant's famous Great Red Spot around 10 p.m. last night.

Researchers are hoping Juno will send back images that will give insight into the composition of the planet and its massive storm.

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Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine. He tweets @NightSkyGuy.

This segment aired on July 11, 2017.

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