NASA's Juno spacecraft drew a color-enhanced image of the swirling clouds and turbulent vortices on the northern hemisphere of the planet Jupiter.
Image edited by civic scientists
Juno took the photo on May 23, when it made its 13th appearance near the gas giant. Citizen Scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran used data from Juno's JunoCam Imager to create a color-enhanced image of an amazing oil painting.
The US Space Agency publishes raw images of the JunoCam camera and invites the public to download (19659005) "Creativity and curiosity in the scientific spirit and the adventure of space exploration are greatly encouraged and we look forward to Jupiter not only through JunoCams but also through your own eyes. "NASA said:
Stunning oil painting-like image of Jupiter's chaotic clouds
The image shared by NASA on June 22 resembles Vincent Van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night" from 1889, a scene of swirly clouds and stars and a bright yellow moon
"At that time, Juno was about 9,500 miles (15,500 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above one northern latitude of 56 degrees, "said NASA ]
The picture shows a chaotic and turbulent region of various us clouding cloud formations. The darker blue-green spirals represent cloud material deeper in the Jupiter's atmosphere. The bright hues are high clouds and probably consist of ammonia or ammonia and water mixed with unknown chemical ingredients.
A bright oval in the lower middle appears evenly white in the ground telescope. NASA said that the JunoCam imager aboard the Jump spacecraft showed the finely structured structure within this weather system, which includes other structures.
The Juno spacecraft was launched in August 2011 and reached orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. The mission aims to reduce the gravitational and magnetic fields and the thick atmosphere of the largest planet in the solar system to study.
Earlier this month, the US Space Agency said that the Juno mission will be extended to another three years after a rating that the probe is still able to collect scientific data. NASA gave the green light to update the scientific activities of the mission until July 2021.
"NASA has now funded Juno to FJ 2022. The end of the main operations is now expected in July 2021, with data analysis and mission close-out continuing until the year 2022," NASA said.
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