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  • February 15, 2018
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    NASA Image of the Day: Jupiter’s Swirling Cloud Formations

    See swirling cloud formations in the northern area of Jupiter's north temperate belt in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

    The color-enhanced image was taken on Feb. 7 at 5:42 a.m. PST (8:42 a.m. EST), as Juno performed its eleventh close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 5,086 miles (8,186 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of 39.9 degrees.

    Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill processed this image using data from the JunoCam imager.

    JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at:

    www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam          

     

    More information about Juno is at:

    https://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu

     

    Image credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

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    Last Updated: Feb. 16, 2018
    Editor: Tony Greicius