A Storm on Jupiter


Amateur scientist Bjorn Jonnson processed data from the JunoCam instrument about the Juno spacecraft to produce this enhanced color view of Jupiter’s cloud tops. The image highlights a huge counterclockwise rotating storm that appears as a white oval in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere.

Image Credits: NASA /J PL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Bjorn Jonsson

The South Side of Jupiter


This enhanced color view of Jupiter’s south pole was processed by amateur scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on the Juno spacecraft.  Oval storms dot the cloudscape, but as one moves south, the organized turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streaming storms that look like a giant tangle of strings.

The image was taken from an altitude of about 52,200 kim above the planet’s cloud tops.

Image Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Gabriel Fiset

Jupiter As Art


art-via-junoThe Juno spacecraft was just about 14,500 km above Jupiter’s atmosphere when JunoCam captured this image in early February. Citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko processed the image color and cropped picture to highlight the streams of clouds spinning off a rotating oval-shaped storm system in the Jovian southern hemisphere.

Image 26Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko