Moving outside of Jupiter at a speed of 130,000 miles per hour (209,215 km/h), NASA’s $ 1 billion nuclear probes, Juno, captured the ninth shot of the plane across the planet on October 24th.
As the sun is blocking Jupiter and Earth, it takes more than a week for these precious images to be sent to scientists.
Researchers posted them online last Tuesday. Since then, amateur and professional communities have been busy processing data to bring out new, colorful and amazing images of Jupiter.
Sean Doran, a British graphic artist who regularly handles NASA images, posted on his Twitter: “The latest Jupiter images from @NASAJuno Perijove 09! nice and spooky “.
Here are some new and close-up images of Jupiter, along with incredible shots of the previous flight.
In the last echoes, as in previous episodes, Juno started from the North Pole of Jupiter.
After that, the spacecraft moves several thousand miles around the giant gas planet, capturing clear images of the amazing clouds of the top cloud.
As it approaches Jupiter’s closest position in every horizontal flight, it becomes the fastest artificial object in the Solar System, reaching speeds of 130,000 miles per hour.
As Juno flew back into space, it passed Jupiter’s Southern Pole. Angular storms in the Arctic continually change the landscape of the area.
Juno conducted a two-hour flight, called perijove every 53 days, equivalent to its orbital length around Jupiter.
Juno should have flown across this giant gas planet every two weeks but a malfunctioning engine valve slowed down this plan.
Researchers post raw data sent from the Vessel to the site of the mission.
Here, the enthusiasts take on the lack of bright, mostly gray, image data and process it into vivid color photographs.
Many pictures of Jupiter are high art.
Others impressed with the details of the dense clouds and the violent storms on the planet.
Some storms are big enough to swallow the Earth or at least a large one.
The atmospheric atmosphere of this planet is a mess between hydrogen and helium.
There are also signs of molecules like ammonia, methane, sulfur, and water, which make clouds of different colors and properties.
These mixtures sometimes make things look like a face (like the left corner of the image below).
At times, bright white clouds occupy most of the cloud.
Many cloud ranges have a characteristic called chevrons. This atmospheric disturbance blew at speeds of several hundred miles an hour, occasionally passing through the zig-zag clouds or penetrating through them.
This image was taken during Juno’s perijove, in which two clouds are gaining influence, one of them containing a hurricane that is several times larger than a storm on Earth.
Sean Doran, a painter and a space enthusiast, often turns the images from Juno into a video. These videos let you feel the journey through the clouds on the surface of Jupiter.
This spacecraft will continue to gather material from Jupiter as long as NASA is still able to sustain it. Although that will not be permanent.
NASA will even destroy this $ 1 billion robot so it does not accidentally crash into Jupiter’s ice moon, to avoid the risk of poisoning the waters and any alien species.