PIA24973: Jupiter's Bands of Color
 Target Name:  Jupiter
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Juno
 Spacecraft:  Juno
 Instrument:  JunoCam
 Product Size:  1496 x 2160 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA24973.tif (8.856 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA24973.jpg (209.6 kB)

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As the orbit of NASA's Juno spacecraft evolves, the spacecraft's closest approach point to Jupiter is at a higher latitude with every pass. Near that closest approach point, the spacecraft's JunoCam can capture only a small fraction of Jupiter in a single image. From this perspective, the planet's belts and zones appear as thin strips of color on the horizon while one large circular storm dominates the image. A small orange storm is visible on the far left.

Jupiter appears to have a pastel hue to the naked eye through a telescope. The color in this image has been "exaggerated," processed by citizen scientist Brian Swift to bring out subtle differences.

This image was taken on Oct. 16, 2021, at 10:17 a.m. PDT (1:17 p.m. EDT) as Juno performed its 37th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 2,196 miles (3,534 kilometers) from the planet's could tops, at a latitude of 21.23 degrees.

JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at https://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing. More information about NASA citizen science can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience and https://www.nasa.gov/solve/opportunities/citizenscience.

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

Image Credit:
Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
Image processing: Brian Swift CC BY

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