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.
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.
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.
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.
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)…