The Stunning Intricate Clouds of Jupiter

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Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

See intricate cloud patterns in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

The color-enhanced image was taken on April 1 at 2:32 a.m. PST (5:32 a.m. EST), as Juno performed its twelfth close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 7,659 miles (12,326 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a northern latitude of 50.2 degrees.

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.

JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at: www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam          

Source: NASA press release - More information about Juno is at:https://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu


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