NASA’s $1 Billion Spacecraft Has Taken Mind-Bending New Photos Of Jupiter




NASA’s $1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 11th high-speed trip around Jupiter and sent back amazing new pictures on April 6th. The amazing spacecraft gets relatively close to the biggest gas giant planet of our solar system and takes new photos with its JunoCam instrument roughly every 53 days, while traveling at speeds up to 130,000 mph.

It can take days or sometimes weeks to receive the images, but the wait is worth it. The latest batch of photos features countless swirling, hallucinatory clouds and storms. Researchers at NASA and the Southwest Research Institute uploaded the raw image data to their websites in late December. Since then, dozens of people have processed the black-and-white files into gorgeous, calendar-ready color pictures.

“As pretty as a planet can get, but get too close and Jupiter will END YOU,” Sean Doran, a UK-based graphic artist who regularly processes NASA images, said about the new images in a tweet.

These images clearly show the beauty of the gas giant. Here are some of the best new photos and animations made with JunoCam data by Doran and other fans of the spacecraft.

Juno’s orbit takes it far beyond Jupiter — then quickly and closely around the world — to minimize exposing electronics to the planet’s harsh radiation fields.

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  2. Laura says:

    I hope someday I can come and see this beautiful magnificent tree

  3. Beverly Skornik says:

    WOW!!!

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  6. William Haddad says:

    I was delighted with the quality of the colorization, made in this work, although I, I value the photos in BLACK AND WHITE, I cannot underestimate the work done..which brings us the original colors of the places and people…congratulations ….As an amateur photographer, I cannot look with respect and admiration…the work done…CONGRATULATIONS AND A STRONG HUG FROM BRAZIL…

  7. Ellie says:

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  8. Anonymous says:

    …so instead of using photoshop to make a picture real, you use a real picture to make it look like photoshop.

  9. Toby Stanley says:

    I so enjoyed this superb feeling and thought invoking photographic collage!

    It would be interesting to know the story behind each captured image for their composition captures ones curiosity?

    I humbly thank you for allowing me the pleasure to view your unique works of artistic imagination.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I so enjoyed all of them.

  11. Dan Kemp says:

    I appreciate your photography very much and would love to visit your town.

  12. Anonymous says:

    ALL PICTURES ARE BEAUTIFUL, BUT THE # 16 IS PURE, INNOCENT AND PLAYFUL. LOVE IT !