Skip to comments.Best Jupiter Images From Juno … So Far
Posted on 06/02/2017 3:18:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin
The original plans for the Juno mission to Jupiter didnt include a color camera. You dont need color images when the missions main goals are to map Jupiters magnetic and gravity fields, determine the planets 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 ...
“This video shows Junos 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.”
[Movie buffs will recognize the background music immediately]
But it makes good computer wall paper!
Incredible images. Thanks for posting.
View full screen. I see a face at 1:38
Using just a 2 mega pixel camera.
Not me. I didn’t see any of those faces there in the clouds. Not the field of eyeballs at :25 either.
No, but crisp color images help sell further space exploration.
Some of those shots look like van Gogh’s Starry Night
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.
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.
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.
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