Exciting New Photos from Jupiter

NASA's JunoCam has sent back more stunning images of Jupiter

NASA's Juno Spacecraft has just released more photos of the giant gas planet: Jupiter.

The Junocam has 4 filters: red, blue, green and near-infrared. NASA receives the red, green and blue strips on one rotation of the spacecraft and the near-infrared on the second rotation. They're then stitched together and the colours are lined up to create the picture. 

Junocam's most recent mission was to orbit Jupiter and take photos to send back to Earth. Jupiter is the biggest of the planets in our solar system (Read more: about Jupiter's size and orbit here) and is wide enough to fit 11 Earths across its clouded surface. 

The following were taken and sent back directly from Juno.


Image: ARRIVAL IN JUPITER, 2017-04-04 21:44 UT, Credit : Phablo Araujo © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Isora-28


Image: BLUE JUPITER LIKE EARTH, 2017-04-05 04:49 UT, Credit : ss_ada © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Chernyshevskij-88

2017-04-04 11:20 UT

Image: 2017-04-04 11:20 UT, © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Joviansojourner_54


Image: GOOD MORNING, 2017-04-04 23:11 UT, © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Stelck-00


Image: IRADESCENCE, 2017-04-04 05:36 UT, © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : CosmEffect

2017-04-04 21:44 UT

Image: 2017-04-04 21:44 UT, Credit : Phablo Araujo © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Isora-28


Image: JOVIAN HORIZON BY RACHEL RICHARDS, 2017-04-05 14:43 UT, Credit : Rachel Richards © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : DocRocket

Header: JOVIAN PANORAMA, 2017-04-05 14:48 UT, Credit : Phablo Araujo © PUBLIC DOMAIN, Submitted By : Isora-28, Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 5

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