When Jovian Light and Dark Collide

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This image, taken by a JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a underline on Jupiter where mixed windy conditions seem to collide.

This publicly comparison aim is called “STB Spectre.” The resounding bluish strain opposite a right half of a picture is a permanent storm, one of a few structures obvious in these whitened latitudes where a south ascetic belt of Jupiter would routinely be. The egg-shaped mark on a reduce left is where incoming tiny dim spots make a hairpin turn.

The picture was taken on Mar 27, 2017, during 2:06 a.m. PDT (5:06 a.m. EDT), as a Juno booster achieved a tighten flyby of Jupiter. When a picture was taken, a booster was 7,900 miles (12,700 kilometers) from a planet.

The picture was processed by Roman Tkachenko, and a outline is from John Rogers, a citizen scientist who identified a indicate of interest.

Source: NASA

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