Sunday, December 19, 2021


 Hey, Space Placers!

Radio emissions collected during Juno’s June 7, 2021, flyby of Jupiter’s moon Ganymede are presented here, both visually and in sound.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/Univ of Iowa

Two of Jupiter's large rotating storms

This image shows two of Jupiter's large rotating storms, captured by Juno’s visible-light imager, JunoCam, on Juno’s 38th perijove pass, on Nov. 29, 2021.

This image was acquired at 50 degrees 5 minutes north latitude, at an altitude of 3,815 miles (6,140 kilometers). Atmospheric details as small as 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) can be discerned in the image. Bright “pop-up” clouds are visible above the lower storm, casting shadows on the cloud bank below. Although the pop-up clouds appear small in comparison to the large storm below, such clouds  are typically 31 miles (50 kilometers) across.

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill processed the image to enhance the color and contrast, using raw JunoCam data

JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at  More information about NASA citizen science can be found at and

More information about Juno is at and

Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS

Image processing: Kevin M. Gill CC BY

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