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Revealing Jupiter
Hugh Bollinger

Revealing Jupiter

Juno image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere, 12-16-2017 (credit: NASA/JPL/Caltech/SwRI)

NASA's Juno space probe, orbiting Jupiter's poles, continues to reveal the 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 details of the image using data gathered by JunoCam, the mission's multi-spectrum camera. This picture of Jupiter's clouds was acquired from an altitude of 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) above the cloud-tops. Additional photographs are still being processed from the polar fly-by.

JPL offers individuals 'citizen scientists' the chance to join the image processing efforts by downloading raw Juno imagery here. See what your own imagination and creativity might produce using the raw data.


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