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Colors on the Wind

Colors on the Wind

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures swirling clouds in the region of Jupiter's northern hemisphere known as “Jet N4”. Jupiter spins once every 10 hours, & this fast rotation creates jet streams, separating clouds into dark belts & bright zones that stretch across the planet. More than a dozen prevailing winds sweep over Jupiter, some reaching more than 4 80 km/hour. Citizen scientist Björn Jónsson created this enhanced image.

Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface.   A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma. Galileo Spacecraft, Jupiter Planet, Magnetic Field, Our Solar System, Bodies, Magnets, Flow, Surface, Science

Europa Scene: Plume, Galileo, Magnetic Field (Artist's Concept)

Artist's illustration of Jupiter and Europa (in the foreground) with the Galileo spacecraft after its pass through a plume erupting from Europa's surface. A new computer simulation gives us an idea of how the magnetic field interacted with a plume. The magnetic field lines (depicted in blue) show how the plume interacts with the ambient flow of Jovian plasma. The red colors on the lines show more dense areas of plasma.

NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this glamour shot of Jupiter on October from about miles kilometers above the planet’s clouds. From NASA: A multitude of magnificent,…

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. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anti-cyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

A long, brown oval known as a “brown barge” 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.

Juno Captures Elusive “Brown Barge” at Jupiter

A long, brown oval known as a “brown barge” 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.

The km-wide Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a storm that’s been brewing for at least the past 200 years. To put it into perspective, the Earth could fit in the Red Spot three times over. List Of Planets, Great Red Spot, Jupiter Planet, Space Debris, Moon Orbit, Bizarre Stories, Asteroid Belt, Universe Images, Dwarf Planet

Earth and the Great Red Spot

The Earth is shown at the same scale as the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

 Striking atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. via NASA Nasa Pictures, Nasa Photos, Nasa Images, Constellations, Nasa Juno, Juno Spacecraft, Nasa Engineer, Universe Today, Nasa Astronauts

Time-Lapse Sequence of Jupiter North Hemisphere

Atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this series of color-enhanced images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. An anticyclonic white oval, N5-AWO, is center left of the 1st image (far left) and appears higher in the 2nd & 3rd images. A tempest, the Little Red Spot, is visible near the bottom of the 2nd & 3rd images. The reddish-orange band displayed in the 4th & 5th images is the North Temperate Belt.

NASA’s Juno space probe has sent back remarkable new pictures of giant planet Jupiter, including a look down onto its stormy polar regions.

Southern Storms on Jupiter

This image shows Jupiter's South Pole, as seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles. The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, & stereographic projection.

With Earth and Jupiter at the same scale, it is graphically apparent that many of the cloud features are as large as continents on the Earth. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros. Jupiter Planet, Continents, Nasa, Planets, Scale, Clouds, Earth, Weighing Scale, Ladder

Earth and the Clouds of Jupiter

With Earth and Jupiter at the same scale, it is graphically apparent that many of the cloud features are as large as continents on the Earth. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

This image of Jupiter’s iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The color-enhanced image is a combination of three separate images taken on April between and PDT, as Juno performed its close flyby of Cosmos, Jupiter Red Spot, Des Photos Saisissantes, Sailor Jupiter, Jupiter Photos, Nasa Juno, Great Red Spot, Juno Spacecraft, Paisajes

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Spotted

This image of Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

NASA had started their new mission to planet Jupiter of collecting some inner secrets. Upon investigating, it has been found that NASA has come across some inner secrets of Jupiter planet.

Cyclones Encircle Jupiter’s North Pole

In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's North Pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it.

JunoCam is a visible-light colour camera mounted on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It captures the images of Jupiter’s poles and cloud tops. It works as the eye of Juno probe and provides context for the other instruments of the spacecraft. Juno Jupiter, Nasa Photos, Nasa Images, Jupiter Planeta, Jupiter Photos, Cosmos, Nasa Juno, Outer Space, Interstellar

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

NASA's Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet's tumultuous atmosphere. 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). Juno took this image of colorful, turbulent clouds in Jupiter's northern hemisphere on Dec. 16, 2017 at 9:43 a.m. PST (12:43 p.m. EST)…