NASA Juno captures never-before-seen avatar of Jupiter’s breathtaking atmosphere and we are loving it!

first_imgWay up in the sky, there are unimaginably beautiful phenomena. One of those breathtaking phenomena on our favourite gas giant, Jupiter, was captured by NASA three days ago. It has left us starry-eyed; your reaction is for you to decide.Read: Juno completes one year in Jupiter orbit: Here’s what the NASA spacecraft found so farThe swirling Jovian clouds We have seen views of the stunning planet Jupiter before, but this view is taken from an angle of Jupiter’s northern hemisphere that is never seen beforeRead: Jupiter is the largest and the oldest planet in solar system: StudyHigh above Jupiter’s clouds, colourful and definitely turbulent clouds caught the attention of the recent December 16 flyby by Juno spacecraftThese Jovian clouds were shot from a distant vantage point lying a little more than 1 Earth diameter — about 13,345 km — from JunoRead:  NASA’s Juno about to enter Jupiter: Know about the spacecraft and the giant planetHowever, what is fascinating is that it looks like a close-up shot!Further, the image was captured at 12:43 pm EST, at a latitude of 48.9 degreesJovian clouds above Jupiter captured by Juno spacecraft/ NASAThe photograph highlights the beauty of Jupiter’s clouds and their tumultuous nature with stunning bluish hues The planet fills the entire image with its dark side making way just on the upper-right cornerRead: Juno sends first image of Jupiter upon arrival: See it hereJupiter 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) JunoCam imageradvertisementJunoCam imager effects The whole image looks like a beautiful oil painting, much like other snapshots of the planet. However, the clouds swirling over the gas giant don’t actually sport these hues. As reports, this is an effect which occurs after the raw image, taken by Juno’s JunoCam imager, is processed and colour-enhanced.Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstadt and Sean Doran processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.Read: Venus and Jupiter conjunction : Some FactsInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to [email protected]last_img

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