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NASA’s Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter’s North Pole

This infrared 3-D image of Jupiter's north pole was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

NASA’s Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter’s North Pole

NASA’s Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter’s North Pole   In this animation the viewer is taken low over Jupiter’s north pole to illustrate the 3-D aspects of the region’s central cyclone and the eight cyclones that encircle it. The movie utilizes imagery derived […]

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones  – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior

Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole. NASA/SWRI/JPL/ASI/INAF/IAPS

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior

Jupiter: scientists spot pentagon pattern of cyclones – and unlock secrets of the planet’s interior Pentagon of vortices. Mosaic of infrared images of Jupiter’s south pole. NASA/SWRI/JPL/ASI/INAF/IAPS  Andrew Coates, UCL We all recognise Jupiter by its banded pattern of counter-rotating zones and belts – this […]

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds NASA’s Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere. Jupiter completely fills the image, with only a hint of the terminator (where daylight fades to […]

Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran

Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere

Jupiter’s Stunning Southern Hemisphere See Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in beautiful detail in this new image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced view captures one of the white ovals in the “String of Pearls,” one of eight massive rotating storms at 40 degrees south latitude […]

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

This is a reconstructed view of Jupiter’s northern lights through the filters of the Juno Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph instrument on Dec. 11, 2016, as the Juno spacecraft approached Jupiter, passed over its poles, and plunged towards the equator. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Bertrand Bonfond

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery

Jupiter’s Aurora Presents a Powerful Mystery Scientists on NASA’s Juno mission have observed massive amounts of energy swirling over Jupiter’s polar regions that contribute to the giant planet’s powerful aurora – only not in ways the researchers expected. Examining data collected by the ultraviolet spectrograph […]

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Peering into the Great Red Spot - color enhancements and vibrance, to bring out detail. NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Tom Momary, CC BY-NC-SA

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Early images of the closest look at Jupiter’s Great Red Spot The raw images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot taken this week by the Juno probe. NASA/SwRI/MSSS Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, UNSW The images coming in from NASA’s Juno mission reveal some amazing details of Jupiter’s Great […]

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017. .NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Six mysteries of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Jupiter’s Great Red Spot observed by Juno in July 2017. .NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill Leigh Fletcher, University of Leicester and Emma Bunce, University of Leicester NASA has released beautiful new images from humanity’s closest encounter with Jupiter’s majestic Great […]

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

This illustration depicts NASA's Juno spacecraft soaring over Jupiter’s south pole. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot NASA’s Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. All of Juno’s science instruments and the spacecraft’s JunoCam were operating during the […]

Juno mission unveils Jupiter’s complex interior, weather and magnetism

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

Juno mission unveils Jupiter’s complex interior, weather and magnetism

Juno mission unveils Jupiter’s complex interior, weather and magnetism This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere was created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko Lucyna Kedziora-Chudczer, UNSW The latest observations […]