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Best Jupiter Images From Juno So Far
universe today ^ | 05/31/2017 | Nancy Atkinson

Posted on 06/02/2017 3:18:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin

The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didn’t include a color camera. You don’t need color images when the mission’s main goals are to map Jupiter’s magnetic and gravity fields, determine the planet’s internal composition, and explore the magnetosphere.

But a camera was added to the manifest, and the incredible images from the JunoCam have been grabbing the spotlight.

... Hundreds of ‘amateur’ image processing enthusiasts have been processing raw data from the JunoCam, turning them into stunning images, many reminiscent of a swirling Van Gogh ‘starry night’ or a cloudscape by Monet.

...

Many of the images are shared on social media, but you can see the entire gallery of processed JunoCam images here. The Planetary Society also has a wonderful gallery of images processed by people around the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at universetoday.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: 2001; juno; junoprobe; jupiter
"Fake but accurate."
1 posted on 06/02/2017 3:18:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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“This video shows Juno’s trajectory from Perijove 6, and is based on work by Gerald Eichstädt, compiled and edited by Seán Doran. “This is real imagery projected along orbit trajectory,” Doran explained on Twitter.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3kQbTBt418o&feature=youtu.be

[Movie buffs will recognize the background music immediately]


2 posted on 06/02/2017 3:19:56 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

But it makes good computer wall paper!


3 posted on 06/02/2017 3:22:57 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: BenLurkin

Incredible images. Thanks for posting.


4 posted on 06/02/2017 3:26:10 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist (Government is best which governs least.)
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To: BenLurkin

View full screen. I see a face at 1:38


5 posted on 06/02/2017 3:42:27 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

Using just a 2 mega pixel camera.


6 posted on 06/02/2017 3:58:28 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: minnesota_bound

Not me. I didn’t see any of those faces there in the clouds. Not the field of eyeballs at :25 either.


7 posted on 06/02/2017 4:28:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
beautiful!!


8 posted on 06/02/2017 4:47:41 PM PDT by blueplum ( ("...this moment is your moment: it belongs to you " President Donald J. Trump, Jan 20, 2017))
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To: BenLurkin
You don’t need color images when the mission’s main goals are to map Jupiter’s magnetic and gravity fields, determine the planet’s internal composition, and explore the magnetosphere.

No, but crisp color images help sell further space exploration.

9 posted on 06/02/2017 4:50:41 PM PDT by Drew68
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10 posted on 06/02/2017 4:52:09 PM PDT by DannyTN
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11 posted on 06/02/2017 7:04:28 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: BenLurkin

Some of those shots look like van Gogh’s Starry Night


12 posted on 06/02/2017 7:25:54 PM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: BenLurkin

If you have a clear sky, Jupiter is not too far from the moon tonight. Saturn is rising if you’re in the eastern time zone.

Hazy skies here - nothing good comes from hazy skies.


13 posted on 06/02/2017 7:34:12 PM PDT by meyer (The Constitution says what it says, and it doesn't say what it doesn't say.)
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To: BenLurkin

Pretty good considering visual images aren’t part of Juno’s primary mission. The camera for visible images is relatively low quality and is there mainly for public relations.


14 posted on 06/02/2017 7:43:29 PM PDT by Moonman62 (Make America Great Again!)
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To: ctdonath2

lol
if we knew exactly why the bowl of petunias thought this, we would know a lot more of the nature of the Universe than we do now.


15 posted on 06/02/2017 8:46:58 PM PDT by DannyTN
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