NASA’s Juno Probe Captured These Never-Before-Seen Images of Jupiter
NASA’s Juno spacecraft, launched in 2011, has been studying Jupiter since it arrived at the planet in 2016. In that period, the probe has captured some absolutely stunning images of the planet, showing it in a way that humans have never seen before.
One of the most striking images is this close-up of Jupiter’s south pole.
The so-called “JunoCam” also captured this image of Jupiter’s southern polar region.
Juno captured this image of Jovian clouds – water clouds – in striking blue.
The probe also captured this image of a raging storm, though to our eye it looks like a beautiful painting.
In addition to real photos, NASA has also commissioned works of art based on some of Juno’s photos, including this fractal art.
The organization explains, “Artist Mik Petter created this unique, digital artwork using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The art form, known as fractals, uses mathematical formulas to create art with an infinite variety of form, detail, color and light. The tumultuous atmospheric zones in and around the Great Red Spot are highlighted by the author’s use of colorful fractals.”
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