We’ve seen plenty of stunning images of Jupiter and its moons, Ganymede, Europa, and Io, thanks to NASA’s Juno probe. However, the spacecraft recently had a glitch that cost it most of the images it had taken during the latest flyby. That’s over 200 photos that could have been used for scientific purposes as much as for admiration. And what’s concerning is – this is the second glitch in a row.
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NASA’s Juno spacecraft has treated us with some stunning photos of Jupiter and its moons, Ganymede and Europa. But now, the mission to Jupiter has turned its cameras on sister moon Io. And in this family of moons, this is the sister that’s got a temper!
Io is the most volcanic place in the solar system, with eruptions raging all over its surface. Juno captured them in a photo, revealing the red-hot beauty and temper of Jupiter’s moon.
No, it’s not the back view of Patrick Stewert’s head. Nor is it a cricket ball that was lost in 1926 and spent the rest of its life hidden under a hedge on the village green. Nope, what you’re looking at instead is actually one of Jupiter’s 80 moons. This is an image of Europa released by NASA and taken by its Juno mission.
Observations from the spacecraft’s pass of the moon provided the first close-up in over two decades of this ocean world, resulting in remarkable imagery and unique science.
If you’re into astrophotography or just enjoy sky-gazing, there’s a real treat ahead. On 26 September, and a few days before and after that, beautiful Jupiter is going to be easy to spot and shoot. It will be so close to the Earth that a good pair of binoculars will be enough to see it. And it’s a truly unique opportunity as the planet will be the closest to us in 70 years.
Comparing James Webb Telescope’s photos to those taken with Hubble already shows how much astronomy has progressed over the last century and a half. And not just astronomy, but photography and technology as well.
Now imagine comparing the first ever and the most recently taken photo of the same celestial object. Astronomer Jasmine Singh did just that: she compared the first-ever photo of Jupiter taken in 1879 with the latest photo JWST sent back and left us all in awe. Needless to say, the difference between the photos is striking!
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has captured two new images of the planet Jupiter, in detail as we’ve never seen before. NASA says that the observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter’s inner life.
The images use the Near-Infrared Camera which has three specialized infrared filters that showcase details of the planet. The photos are composites that clearly show Jupiter’s auroras at each polar end of the planet. The images also show the red spot in incredible detail. You can also see the planet’s extremely faint rings and two of its smaller moons, Amalthea (the bright spot to the far left) and Adrastea (the dot at the left edge of the central ring).
Juno photos of Jupiter are absolutely stunning, as we’ve seen before. But as we all know, they aren’t here just to amaze us, they have major scientific importance. And you, our dear reader, can now contribute to the science by analyzing them.
NASA and researchers at the University of Minnesota are calling on the public to help analyze photos of Jupiter’s clouds taken by Juno. You get to look at wonderful photos, check out for vortices, and help the science. Cool, isn’t it?
Sirui has announced a new line of full-frame cine lenses known as the Jupiter series. The line is kicking off with four lenses including a 24mm T2, 35mm T3 and 50mm T2 prime lenses, all of which are macro lenses, as well as a 28-85mm T3.2 full-frame cine zoom. And, like pretty much all Sirui lenses, they’re being crowdfunded and launched via Indiegogo.
The three primes match each other in physical dimension, for easy switching out on camera rigs, with what they say is minimal focus breathing and will have a 92mm filter thread. The 28-85mm T3.2 zoom is a parfocal lens, so doesn’t require focus adjustment as you zoom in and out – very handy for ensuring focus and then pulling back to compose your scene.
NASA’s Juno mission has recently released a photo of the gas giant Jupiter alongside two of its moons Io and Europa. The mission captured this view of Jupiter’s southern hemisphere during the spacecraft’s 39th close flyby of the planet on Jan. 12 2022.
Although the two moons are quite dark on the right-hand side of the image, they are clearly visible, and really help show the difference in scale between the huge planet and its moons. The moons are more visible in the close-up image below.
It’s funny how many things are being called out as fakes lately. It seems that most people think everything that’s posted to social media these days has been made by some kid in their bedroom with a copy of After Effects or Blender. The latest victim to the cries of “FAKE!” is a timelapse sequence created from a number of still photographs shot by Cassini back of the moons Io and Europa passing Jupiter’s surface in January 2001.
The video was created by NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA-JPL) scientist Kevin M. Gill by combining hundreds of images shot by Cassini into a timelapse sequence. Despite the images being created 21 years ago, the timelapse video wasn’t created or posted to social media until 2018. More recently than that, it’s been posted to Reddit in r/Damnthatsinteresting with the caption “Timelapse of Europa and Io orbiting Jupiter captured by the Cassini probe” but commenters don’t believe it’s real. But are they right?