Jet stream on Jupiter

Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt created this enhanced-colour image using data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

It shows intricate patterns in a jet stream region of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere known as Jet N3. At centre right, bright, high-altitude “pop-up” clouds rise above the surrounding atmosphere.

At the time the original image was taken, Juno was about 9700 kilometres from the tops of the clouds.

Please login to favourite this article.