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Jupiter's Art Gallery
Hugh Bollinger

Jupiter's Art Gallery

Color-enhanced polar cyclones on Jupiter (credit: JPl citizen science program)


NASA's Juno mission continues transmitting astounding imagery from Jupiter as it continues its polar orbits.

According to NASA, images from the Juno mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena to recreate what it might have looked like if you were a passengers riding on Juno spacecraft as it performed its 27th close fly-by of the giant gas planet in June. During the closest approach, Juno spacecraft came within ~2,100 miles (3,400kms) of Jupiter’s cloud tops. Jupiter’s powerful gravity accelerated the spacecraft to tremendous speed, ~130,000 mph (209,000 kilometers per hour) relative to the planet.

JPL makes available all the photographic and video content that spacecraft's digital camera, JunoCam, captures and makes it freely available to individuals who might wish to process or enhance some of the raw visual media themselves. This travel video was crafted by citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam instrument. The sequence combines 41 JunoCam still images digitally projected onto a sphere, with a virtual “camera” providing views of Jupiter from different angles as the spacecraft speeds by.

You can learn about JPL's 'citizen science' projects here. Maybe you will be create another stunning graphic to include in the Jupiter art gallery.


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