Juno Spacecraft Views ‘Dolphin’ in the Jovian Clouds

Juno Views Dolphin in the Jovian Clouds

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Brian Swift/Seán Doran

This series of images from NASA’s Juno spacecraft captures changing cloud formations across Jupiter’s southern hemisphere. A cloud in the shape of a dolphin appears to be swimming through the cloud bands along the South South Temperate Belt.

This sequence of images was taken between 2:26 p.m. and 2:46 p.m. PDT (5:26 p.m. and 5:56 p.m. EDT) on October 29, 2018, as the spacecraft performed its 16th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno’s altitude ranged from about 11,400 to 31,700 miles (18,400 to 51,000 kilometers) from the planet’s cloud tops, at approximately 32 to 59 degrees south latitude.

Citizen scientists Brian Swift and Seán Doran created this image using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager.

JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and to process into image products at: http://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam.   

More information about Juno is at: http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.

1 Comment on "Juno Spacecraft Views ‘Dolphin’ in the Jovian Clouds"

  1. Aurtro Roman | June 22, 2020 at 3:11 am | Reply

    Wow! This is amazing. I thought the space does not have clouds in it but luckily it has shaped clouds. It is interesting article I also hired a writer from edubirdie after reading reviews on essayreviewexpert.com/review/edubirdie to write me an essay like this. I would like to appreciate the scientist who captured it so beautifully. I think they are doing great by researching.

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