Data collected by the Juno spacecraft has provided information on the dynamo powering Jupiter’s magnetic field. Red areas in this animation show where magnetic field lines emerge from the planet. Blue areas show where they return.
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The JunoCam took this color-enhanced image during the Juno spacecraft’s eleventh orbit of Jupiter in early February. To make features more visible near Jupiter’s terminator—the twilight zone where day meets night—the camera was set to take multiple photos at different exposures. This image had the right light balance to reveal features in Jupiter’s twilight, but the much brighter day side is overexposed.
Image Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt
Video Credit: NASA /JPL / SwRI / MSSS / SPICE / Gerald Eichstädt
This image was taken by the Juno spacecraft as it was moving away from the closest approach to the Jupiter on its 10th orbit around the planet. It was a bit more than 100,000 km above the cloud tops and almost directly over the South Pole when the image was taken last December.
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