Mission Juno@nasajuno

Exploring Jupiter to improve our understanding of the solar system's largest planet.

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Mission Juno

Jovian close encounter. A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter's dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

This color-enhanced image was taken on Oct. 29, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,400 miles (7,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, at a latitude of approximately 40 degrees north.

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New raw images from Juno’s close flyby of Jupiter are available now. Download, process + share [link in bio].
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Seeing spots. A swirling, oval white cloud in Jupiter’s South South Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Known as White Oval A5, the feature is an anticyclonic storm. An anticyclone is a weather phenomenon where winds around the storm flow in the direction opposite to those of the flow around a region of low pressure.
Juno took the two images used to produce this color-enhanced view on Sept. 6, 2018, as the Juno spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the images were taken, the spacecraft was about 25,000 miles (40,500 kilometers) to 39,000 miles (63,000 kilometers) from Jupiter's cloud tops, above a southern latitude spanning from about 54 to 66 degrees.
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Jupiter in the rearview mirror. In the final minutes of a recent close flyby of Jupiter, NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a departing view of the planet’s swirling southern hemisphere.

This color-enhanced image was taken at 7:13 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 (10:13 p.m. EDT) as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 55,600 miles (89,500 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of approximately 75 degrees.

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Space out for a moment.

Swirling clouds in a Jovian jet stream, called Jet N5, are captured in the center of this color-enhanced image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. A brown oval known as a “brown barge” is visible in the North North Temperate Belt region in the top-left portion of the image.

This image was taken at 5:58 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 (8:58 p.m. EDT) as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was 7,600 miles (11,300 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a northern latitude of approximately 52 degrees.

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Caught on camera 📷: An elusive "brown barge" cyclonic region in Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.
Brown barges are cyclonic regions that usually lie within Jupiter's dark North Equatorial Belt, although they are sometimes found in the similarly dark South Equatorial Belt as well. They can often be difficult to detect visually because their color blends in with the dark surroundings. At other times, as with this image, the dark belt material recedes, creating a lighter-colored background against which the brown barge is more conspicuous. Brown barges usually dissipate after the entire cloud belt undergoes an upheaval and reorganizes itself. Juno is giving us the first glimpses of the detailed structure within such a barge.
This image was taken at 6:26 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter.
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New raw images from Juno’s close flyby of Jupiter are available now. Download, process + share [link in bio]. #NASA #Juno #Jupiter #space #science #astronomy #photography #citizenscience #stem


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World of Swirl 🍥: Intricate swirls in Jupiter’s volatile northern hemisphere are captured in this color-enhanced image from @NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Bursts of bright-white “pop-up” clouds appear scattered throughout the scene, with some visibly casting shadows on the neighboring cloud layers beneath them. Juno scientists are using shadows to determine the distances between cloud layers in Jupiter’s atmosphere, which provide clues to their composition and origin.
This image was taken at 10:27 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:27 a.m. EDT on May 24) as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 7,050 miles (11,350 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a northern latitude of approximately 49 degrees.
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Changing perspective: Striking atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from @NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

From left to right, this sequence of images was taken between 9:54 p.m. and 10:11 p.m. PDT on July 15 (12:54 a.m. and 1:11 a.m. EDT on July 16), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 15,700 to 3,900 miles (25,300 to 6,200 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a latitude of approximately 69 to 36 degrees.

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Take in the Jovian view. See a tapestry of vivid colors and swirling atmospheric vortices in this close-up view of Jupiter.

The easternmost edge of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot and surrounding south tropical disturbance are captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. At left, wispy tendrils from the Red Spot give the atmosphere a layered appearance as they partially obscure cloud features below.

This color-enhanced image was taken on April 1, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 12th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 7,900 miles (12,750 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of approximately 26 degrees.

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Flawless. See tumultuous tempests in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere in this portrait taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Like our home planet, Jupiter has cyclones and anticyclones, along with fast-moving jet streams that circle its globe. This image captures a jet stream, called Jet N6, located on the far right of the image. It is next to an anticyclonic white oval that is the brighter circular feature in the top right corner. The North North Little Red Spot is also visible in this view.
The image was taken at 10 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2018 (1 a.m. EDT on July 16), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 10,600 miles (17,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a latitude of 59 degrees.
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A swirling storm somersaults through Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt in this view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. This feature -- not to be confused with the planet’s iconic Great Red Spot -- is escorted by several smaller, reddish vortices above and to the left.

This natural color view offers an approximation of what Jupiter would look like to human eyes from Juno’s vantage point near the time of closest approach in its orbit. Jupiter’s stunning appearance is due to its atmosphere of colorful cloud bands and spots. The vivid red and orange hues are created by chemicals of uncertain composition called "chromophores." The image was taken at 10:28 p.m. PDT on July 15, 2018 (1:28 a.m. EDT on July 16), as the spacecraft performed its 14th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 4,900 miles (8,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 36 degrees.

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