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

Southeast of the Pearl


south-of-the-pearlThis amateur-processed image was taken at 17:27 UTC on 11 December, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. The spacecraft was about 24,400 km above the planet when the image was taken.

Eric Jorgensen, the amateur scientist who did the image processing, cropped the raw JunoCam image and enhanced the color to draw attention to Jupiter’s swirling clouds southeast of the “pearl.” The “pearl” in the upper left is one of eight massive storms at 40 degrees south latitude on Jupiter known colloquially as the “string of pearls.” Jorgensen’s processing of this image highlights the turbulence of the clouds in the south temperate belt of the planet.

Image Credits: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Eric Jorgensen

Crescent Jupiter


crescent-jupiterThis picture was taken by JunoCam at 22:30 UTC on 11 December, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. The spacecraft was about 459,000 km from the planet. The series of storm shaped like white ovals is known as the “string of pearls, and the reddish storm between them and the Great Red Spot is known as Oval BA.

 

Image Credit: NASA