Complex clouds of Jupiter


The Juno spacecraft’s images of Jupiter continue to amaze.


Jupiter, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on its eighth flyby.
Jupiter, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on its eighth flyby.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.

The image was taken on 1 September 2017. The spacecraft was 7,576 kilometres above the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of about -17.4 degrees.

Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager. A couple of visible points of interest are the so-called “Whale's Tail” and "Dan's Spot”.

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  1. https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/discussion?POI=1191
  2. https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/discussion?POI=1221
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