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Jupiter Revealed

Jupiter Revealed

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Thursday, January 11, 2018/Categories: natural history, photography, space science, art and design, environment, adventure

      Juno Mission Image of Jupiter's Tumultuous Atmosphere, 12-16-2017 (credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/SwR, others)

NASA's Juno space probe, in a polar orbit around Jupiter, continues revealing the remarkable beauty and complexity of the giant planet's clouds and storms. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission from Pasadena and receives raw imagery from each polar encounter. Citizen scientists, Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran, enhanced the photographic detail of the imaging using data from JunoCam, the mission's multi-spectral camera. This picture of Jupiter's colorful clouds was acquired last December from an altitude of 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) above the cloud-tops. Additional photographs are still being processed from the most recent fly-by.

JPL offers individuals the chance to join the image processsing themselves by downloading the raw Juno imagery here. See what your imagination and creativity might produce from working with the raw material.

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