This image, taken by the Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam, was snapped in May as the spacecraft raced passed Jupiter. I don’t have to tell you that it’s a spectacular and breathtaking look at the gas giant.
Like the other incredible pictures we’ve seen of Jupiter, the image above has been enhanced to highlight the variety in the planet’s stormy atmosphere.
The result is a surreal world of vibrant color, clarity and contrast. Four of the white oval storms known as the “String of Pearls” are visible near the top of the image. Interestingly, one orange-colored storm can be seen at the belt-zone boundary, while other storms are more of a cream color.
Last month, the JunoCam snapped a trove of images as Juno flew by Jupiter, giving us a great look at massive cyclones over the planet’s south pole.
Juno is set to make another flyby early next month, when it will collect more information and images for us to gawk at.
NASA this week unveiled a trove of new data from its Juno mission, and the pictures are absolutely stunning. The enhanced images, taken from an altitude of 32,000 miles, portray a monstrously complex planet that features cyclones up to several hundred miles in diameter, along with storm systems that NASA says travel deep into Jupiter’s heart. […]
NASA this week shared a new image snapped by its Juno spacecraft, giving us an incredible look at Jupiter’s tumultuous south pole. The image was taken earlier this month from an altitude of 63,400 miles above the planet’s cloud tops, NASA said. The raw image taken by Juno actually looks a lot more boring than […]