This extended tone perspective of Jupiter’s south stick was combined by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset regulating information from a JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Oval storms dot a cloudscape. Approaching a pole, a orderly turmoil of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of confused filamentary structures, streams of atmosphere that resemble hulk tangled strings.
The picture was taken on Dec. 11, 2016 during 9:44 a.m. PST (12:44 p.m. EST), from an altitude of about 32,400 miles (52,200 kilometers) above a planet’s pleasing cloud tops.
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