Jupiter Shines in Scientific and Artistic Images by Citizen Scientists (Gallery)

Swirling Storms

NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Public Domain

This image, processed and uploaded by a citizen scientist who goes by AMOS-22, wrote that this image was processed in Adobe Lightroom, a commercial available photo editing software.

Clouds to the South

NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Alex Mai copyright CC BY

A close-up view of the cloud formations on Jupiter's south pole, by citizen scientist Alex Mai.

Cloud structures

NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko copyright PUBLIC DOMAIN

This grayscale image makes it easier to see the structure of the clouds as seen by Juno. Citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko wrote, "Processed version of image JNCE_2016240_00C06186_V01-raw. There is only manual alignment and stitching; no automation was used."

Jupiter in Orange

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This image, processed by citizen scientist Steve Solon (of Galaxyshots) shows Jupiter's south pole "at minimum emission angle."

Jupiter's Pastels

NASA/JunoCam/Decplace copyright PUBLIC DOMAIN

A JunoCam participant with the username Nemrut Dagi-24 processed this image and wrote: "Altered white balance and changed colours around a little and brought out detail."

Jupiter on Fire


A work of art produced by JunoCam participant Nebraska-45.

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