As the spacecraft’s JunoCam transmits RAW images back to NASA, they’re placed online, allowing the public to intervene and process the images. Some recent photos show just how much there is left to learn and discover when it comes to Jupiter. As part of Juno’s 16th flyby, the camera picked up on a series of incredible events.
One image, which almost looks like creamer swirling into coffee, is actually an anticyclonic storm captured at 4,400 miles (7,000km). The white swirling oval is a tell-tale sign of this storm, which typically forms around high-pressure systems. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is another well-known example, though this particular image was taken in the planet’s North-North Temperate Belt (NNTB).
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