Saturday, April 4, 2020, 5:59 p.m. – The Juno spacecraft returned the image in February, and it was published by NASA last week.
We bet you’ve never seen Jupiter like this before.
NASA’s Juno spacecraft took a photo of a high altitude mist in the northern hemisphere of the largest gas giant in the solar system in February, and the agency released it last week.
Up close, the image makes the whole planet look like a big precious stone, swirling in strata:
Image detail: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS. Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt.
here is a link to the full picture.
The photo was taken 25,120 km above the peaks of the clouds. NASA says the streaks are “layers of haze particles that float above the characteristics of the underlying clouds”, although they do not know what the fogs are made of or how they form.
“Two jet streams in Jupiter’s atmosphere flank each side of the region where narrow bands of mist generally appear, and some researchers believe that these jet streams can influence the formation of tall fogs,” the agency said. . said in a statement.
The Juno spacecraft arrived in the Jupiter system in July 2016 to study the planet’s atmosphere, magnetosphere and gravity fields, and has returned many new planes from the planet, which NASA supplied to the public in raw form.