A cloud system in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran)

On April 14, the European Space Agency (ESA) sent a rocket into space. It was carrying a special passenger – the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE).

JUICE is heading for Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system. Its mission? To study the gas giant and three of its moons.

Say cheese, JUICE!

In the rocket, JUICE looked like a big black box. When the rocket detached, JUICE sailed out. It unfolded like a butterfly.