NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Beams Back The Sharpest Images Of Jupiter—Ever

NASA’s Juno probe performed its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter on July 5, 2022, analyzing the intricate hues and structure of the giant planet’s clouds.

These two photos were generated by citizen scientist Björn Jónsson using raw data from the JunoCam instrument aboard the spacecraft. When the raw photograph was acquired, Juno was roughly 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometres) above Jupiter’s cloud tops at a latitude of about 50 degrees. The north is rising. At the moment, the spacecraft was flying at around 130,000 mph (209,000 kilometres per hour) relative to the earth.

The first image (on the left) was altered to depict the colours seen by the human eye from Juno’s vantage point. Jónsson digitally altered the second image (right) to boost colour saturation and contrast, sharpen small-scale features, and minimise compression artefacts and noise that are frequent in raw photographs. This vividly exposes some of Jupiter’s most remarkable features, including colour variation due by changes in chemical composition, the three-dimensional character of Jupiter’s swirling vortices, and the little, bright “pop-up” clouds that occur in the upper atmosphere.

The raw photos from JunoCam are available for viewing and processing into image products at NASA citizen science information can be found at and

Related Posts

The Hubble Space Telescope has recorded the mass and position of a black hole for the first time

The HuƄƄle Space Telescope seeмs to Ƅe iмproʋing with age. How else can you explain the fact that it reʋeals knowledge that has Ƅeen kept hidden eʋen…

Planets Scream As They’re Ripped Apart, Astronomers Say

  Advertisements Unintentionally heartbreaking research suggests that as some planets break up, they may let out cosmic radio waves that sound like screams. In a recent interview…

A Super Rare Kilonova Explosion Was Captured By Hubble Telescope!

A kilonova is a huge explosion in space that is unlike anything you have ever heard of. That’s because it’s not just one star breaking up or…

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Beams Back The Sharpest Images Of Jupiter—Ever

On July 5, 2022, NASA’s Juno probe did its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter. It studied the colors and shapes of the clouds on the giant planet….

Astronomers find hidden galaxies at the edge of space and time

A team of researchers unintentionally discovered two hidden galaxies at the frontier of space and time. A group of scientists discovered and has now identified two hidden…

BREAKING : Astronomers just discovered an extreme supermassive black hole lurking at the edge of the universe

Astronomers from the University of Texas and the University of Arizona have discovered a fast-growing black hole in one of the most extreme galaxies known at the…

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *