By Casey Quackenbush
July 13, 2016

NASA’s Juno mission just returned its first in-orbit photo of Jupiter since its arrival on July 4.

Taken 2.7 million miles (4.3 million km) from Jupiter, the photo depicts a sunlit Jupiter along with three of its four major satellites, Io, Europa and Ganymede, NASA said in a statement.

Aside from providing a stunning view of the gas giant, the photo also shows the research team that the space equipment survived the extreme radiation of the environment.

The first high-resolution images of the planet are still a few weeks away, however, and will be taken on the spacecraft’s next close pass of Jupiter on Aug. 27.

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