NASA’s Juno Mission Observes High-Altitude Hazes in Jupiter’s Atmosphere
By Space Coast Daily // June 25, 2023
49th close flyby of Jupiter
(NASA) – On March 1, 2023, NASA’s Juno mission completed its 49th close flyby of Jupiter.
As the spacecraft flew low over the giant planet’s cloud tops, its JunoCam instrument captured this look at bands of high-altitude haze forming above cyclones in an area known at Jet N7.
Citizen scientist Björn Jónsson processed a raw image from the JunoCam instrument, enhancing the contrast and sharpness.
At the time the image was taken, Juno was about 5,095 miles (8,200 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops, at a latitude of about 66 degrees.
JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at https://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing. More information about NASA citizen science can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience and https://www.nasa.gov/solve/opportunities/citizenscience.