September 18, 2020

NASA’s new Jupiter image is stunning

NASA's new Jupiter image is stunning

Some 484 million miles from coronavirus-beleaguered Earth lies the gas giant Jupiter, and its stormy, magnificent atmosphere.

One of the latest images NASA’s Juno spacecraft sent back to Earth shows a view of the planet’s churning northern region. Juno captured it on Feb. 17, during a “close” swing by Jupiter — which means Juno was some 15,610 miles above these clouds.

Jupiter, wow.

Jupiter, wow.

Image: NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS /

Image processing by Gerald Eichstädt

Of particular interest amid the swirling clouds and spinning storms are the thin, hazy bands, which run from top to bottom in the image. …

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