Jupiter Blues

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See Jovian clouds in distinguished shades of blue in this new perspective taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran

The Juno booster prisoner this picture when a booster was usually 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from a tops of Jupiter’s clouds — that’s roughly as distant as a stretch between New York City and Perth, Australia. The color-enhanced image, that captures a cloud complement in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, was taken on Oct. 24, 2017 during 10:24 a.m. PDT (1:24 p.m. EDT) when Juno was during a embodiment of 57.57 degrees (nearly three-fifths of a approach from Jupiter’s equator to a north pole) and behaving a ninth tighten flyby of a gas hulk planet.

The spatial scale in this picture is 7.75 miles/pixel (12.5 kilometers/pixel).

Because of a Juno-Jupiter-Sun angle when a booster prisoner this image, a higher-altitude clouds can be seen casting shadows on their surroundings. The function is many simply understandable in a whitest regions in a image, though also in a few removed spots in both a bottom and right areas of a image.

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed this picture regulating information from a JunoCam imager.

Source: NASA

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