A Glimpse into Jupiter’s cloudscape
NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been racing around the giant planet Jupiter from last five years now and will continue for another 18 months. The probe will execute 36 more flybys of Jupiter before NASA destroys it. Until then, the scientists hope to gather more information on the planet and its structure.
Jupiter’s clouds many colours: NASA’s Juno spacecraft was racing away from Jupiter following its seventh close pass of the planet when JunoCam snapped this image on May 19, 2017, from about 29,100 miles (46,900 kilometers) above the cloud tops. (Photo: NASA)
Jupiter's South Pole: This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas. (Photo: NASA)
Closer look at Jupiter’s cloud: An even closer view of Jupiter’s clouds obtained by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (Photo: NASA_
Closer View of Jupiter's South Tropical Zone: An even closer view of the bright clouds that dot Jupiter’s south tropical zone, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. (Photo: NASA)
Jupiter’s Little Red Spot: This view of Jupiter, taken by the JunoCam imager of NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights Oval BA (Photo: NASA)
Jupiter’s swirling ‘Pearl’ storm: This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a swirling storm just south of one of the white oval storms on Jupiter. (Photo: NASA)