NASA's Juno captures 'mind-bending' image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere – See pic

At the time, Juno was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter.

By Zee Media Bureau | Updated: Jan 05, 2018, 09:00 AM IST
NASA's Juno captures 'mind-bending' image of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere – See pic
Image courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Seán Doran

New Delhi: Ever since its smooth transit from Earth into its destined orbit around Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft has been beaming back some amazing data on the planet as well as giving space enthusiasts spectacular visual treats from time to time.

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

In another magnificent image released by NASA, Juno captured a 'mind-bending', color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere.

At the time, Juno was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter.

As per NASA, Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere on Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:43 am PST (12:43 pm EST) from 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) above the tops of Jupiter’s clouds, at a latitude of 48.9 degrees.

Jupiter completely fills the image, with only a hint of the terminator (where daylight fades to night) in the upper right corner, and no visible limb (the curved edge of the planet).

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.