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In Photos: Juno's Amazing Views of Jupiter

Juno Jupiter 9th Flyby on Dec. 16, 2017

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt

NASA's Juno spacecraft took this photo of Jupiter's southern hemisphere during its ninth close flyby of the planet on Dec. 16, 2017. Juno scientists released the image on Feb. 7, 2018 as the spacecraft was completing its tenth such flyby. The spacecraft captured this image from 19,244 miles (30,970 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops, and citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt processed the raw data from the JunoCam imager to create this color-enhanced view.

Jupiter by Juno: Ariana Grande

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran

Singer Ariana Grande apparently loves photos of Jupiter like this one from NASA's Juno spacecraft. This view was taken on May 19, 2017 and was processed by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran to enhance color differences.

Swirling Clouds

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

The colorful cloud belts of Jupiter's southern hemisphere dominate this stunning photo from NASA's Juno spacecraft in orbit around the gas giant released on Jan. 12, 2018. Juno captured the image on Dec. 16, 2017. It was processed by citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill. Read the full story behind this image here.

Jupiter south pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gabriel Fiset

Jupiter's south pole is on display in an image created by a citizen scientist using data from NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Juno View of Jupiter on 8th Flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Sean Doran

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstätt and Sean Doran created this color-enhanced view of Jupiter using imagery captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its eighth close flyby of Jupiter, on Sept. 1, 2017.

Jupiter's swirling clouds

Roman Tkachenko/NASA

The swirling clouds on Jupiter, shown in an image captured by the JunoCam instrument on the Juno spacecraft, and processed by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko.

Jupiter’s Swirls and Storms

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Eric Jorgensen

Jupiter’s swirling clouds look like a work of art in this processed image taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Citizen scientist Eric Jorgensen enhanced colors in the raw image to bring out the detail in Jupiter’s intricate cloud structure. In the top left corner is one of eight white, oval-shaped storms known collectively as the "string of pearls."

Juno Spacecraft Skims Jupiter's Cloud Tops in Its 5th Flyby

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

NASA's Juno spacecraft captured this enhanced-color view of Jupiter during its fourth close flyby on Feb. 2, 2017.

Jupiter Pearl Storm Seen By NASA's Juno Spacecraft

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

One of Jupiter's stormy "pearls" appears as a white oval on the left side of this new image by NASA's Juno spacecraft taken on Dec. 11, 2016. This is the seventh of eight massive storms that make up Jupiter's "string of pearls" storms, NASA says.

Juno Sees Jupiter's South Pole

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/John Landino

NASA’s Juno spacecraft soared directly over Jupiter’s south pole when JunoCam acquired this image on Feb. 2, 2017, from an altitude of about 62,800 miles (101,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops. This image was processed by citizen scientist John Landino. This enhanced color version highlights the bright high clouds and numerous meandering oval storms.

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