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Fractal Jupiter

Fractal Jupiter

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, August 14, 2017/Categories: photography, space science, art and design

                        Fractal Clouds and Great Red Spot on Jupiter  (credit: Mik Petter, JPL)

Looking more like a poster from a Grateful Dead concert, an artist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena used data from the Juno mission to created an image of Jupiter in fractals.

According to the Lab, the artist used data from their JunoCam imager to form fractals using math formulas to create a piece of digital art that illustrated an array of Jupiter's details, colors, and light. The wild and tumultuous atmospheric zones in and around the Great Red Spot were highlighted by the use of the colorful forms. The original photograph was acquired on the mission's seventh flyby of the planet from an altitude of 8,648 miles above Jupiter's cloud tops. The natural image is almost as psychedelic as the fractal creation.

   

             Clouds and Great Red Spot on Jupiter, 7-10-2017 (credit: Juno mission)

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