Jupiter (Planet)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anti-cyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

Jovian Close Encounter

A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt is captured in this image from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are several bright-white “pop-up” clouds as well as an anti-cyclonic storm, known as a white oval.

A long, brown oval known as a “brown barge” in Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft.  Brown barges are cyclonic regions that usually lie within Jupiter’s dark North Equatorial Belt.

Juno Captures Elusive “Brown Barge” at Jupiter

A long, brown oval known as a “brown barge” in Jupiter’s South Equatorial Belt is captured in this color-enhanced image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Brown barges are cyclonic regions that usually lie within Jupiter’s dark North Equatorial Belt.

The Earth is shown at the same scale as the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

Earth and the Great Red Spot

The Earth is shown at the same scale as the Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

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.

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.

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.

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.

With Earth and Jupiter at the same scale, it is graphically apparent that many of the cloud features are as large as continents on the Earth.  Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

Earth and the Clouds of Jupiter

With Earth and Jupiter at the same scale, it is graphically apparent that many of the cloud features are as large as continents on the Earth. Prepared for NASA by Stephen Paul Meszaros.

This image of Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, Spotted

This image of Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot and surrounding turbulent zones was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft.

In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's North Pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it.

Cyclones Encircle Jupiter’s North Pole

In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's North Pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it.

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

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)…