Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic

During the course of its 11th science flyby of the solar system's giant planet, Juno captured a massive close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops.

Flying across Jupiter's clouds, NASA's Juno gets close to a 'rosy' storm – See pic
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Matt Brealey/Gustavo BC

New Delhi: Ever since its smooth transit from Earth into its destined trajectory around Jupiter, NASA's Juno has proven that the 5-year-long wait for it to nestle itself into the giant planet's orbit wasn't in vain.

With many turning points marking its one-year-long voyage, Juno has revolutionized the world's perception and understanding of the gas giant.

During the course of its 11th science flyby of the solar system's giant planet, Juno captured a massive close-up view of a storm with bright cloud tops in the northern hemisphere of the gas giant.

The colour-enhanced, rose-coloured swirling storm looks magnificent and was captured on February 7 at 5:38 am PST (8:38 am EST) when the spacecraft was 7,578 miles (12,195 kilometers) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds at 49.2 degrees north latitude.

Citizen scientist Matt Brealey processed the image using data from the JunoCam imager. Citizen scientist Gustavo BC then adjusted colors and embossed Matt Brealey's processing of this storm.

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