Juno mission captures beautiful swirling clouds over Jupiter
The mission completed its 49th close flyby of Jupiter on March 1, 2023. “As the spacecraft flew low over the giant planet’s cloud tops,” NASA says, “its JunoCam instrument captured this look at bands of high-altitude haze forming above cyclones in an area known as Jet N7.”
Citizen scientist Björn Jónsson processed a raw image from the JunoCam instrument, enhancing the contrast and sharpness. At the time the image was taken, Juno was about 5,095 miles (8,200 kilometres) above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 66 degrees.
Here is the full-size image:
If you want to have a go yourself at editing images from the Juno mission, you can do so here. JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to view and process into image products.
I have to warn you, having taken a look at the raw images, I’m not sure I have enough knowledge to do anything with them. It just makes me even more in awe, and I always thought I was pretty decent with Photoshop!
[Via Digital Trends]
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