Jun 7, 2019

NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter

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A beautiful abyss. This view of an area within a Jovian jet stream includes a vortex with an intensely dark center. Nearby, other features display bright, high altitude clouds that have puffed up into the sunlight.

I took this color-enhanced image on May 29, 2019, as I performed my 20th science flyby of Jupiter. At the time, I was about 9,200 miles (14,800 kilometers) from the planet’s cloud tops. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran created this image using data from the JunoCam imager. Details: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/news/jupiter_abyss

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