NASA officially releases stunning images of Jupiter captured via Juno
San Francisco : 2011, NASA launched a space probe named Juno that would travel all the way to Jupiter to snap photos and collect data from the solar system’s largest planet. Nine months ago, Juno successfully entered Jupiter’s orbit, and now, NASA is sharing the latest of what Juno has produced. This shows part of the “string of pearls,” eight enormous rotating storms that look like white ovals.
As per NASA, the image was taken on March 27, 2017, at 2:12 a.m. PDT (5:12 a.m. EDT), as the Juno spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 12,400 miles (20,000 kilometers) from the planet.
This shows Trevmation’s Dark Spot, an infrared hot spot, from a distance of about 3,400 kilometers. This is Jupiter’s south pole, and as All that is interesting points out, this is the first time NASA has seen what Jupiter’s two poles look like.
NASA also released touched-up photos from citizens who happen to like making art and looking at planets. This polar region closeup with an artistic filter