Friday, 23 June 2017

NASA's Juno captures beautiful view of Jupiter’s bands of clouds!

NASA has released a beautiful image of Jupiter's band of light and dark clouds.

The US space agency NASA has released a beautiful image of Jupiter's band of light and dark clouds.
The image was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft on May 19, 2017, at 11:30 am PST (2:30 p.m. EST) from an altitude of about 20,800 miles (33,400 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops.
According to the space agency, the enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on Juno spacecraft.
As per NASA, three of the white oval storms known as the “String of Pearls” are visible near the top of the image. Each of the alternating light and dark atmospheric bands in this image is wider than Earth, and each rages around Jupiter at hundreds of miles (kilometers) per hour.
The lighter areas are regions where gas is rising, and the darker bands are regions where gas is sinking.

4 comments:

  1. we are supposed to believe that is a photograph?

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    1. If you looked through a good telescope and saw it with your own eyes in real time would you believe it?

      The article says "enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s bands of light and dark clouds was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on Juno spacecraft." That means they used digital techniques to make the photo more clear, but every swirl and curlicue is in the original data.

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    1. you one of those flat earth morons that thinks NASA has spent billions to lie to the people???

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