The Juno probe, which studies Jupiter, jumped this image of the gas giant clouds on October 29, 2018.
Credit: Gerald Eichstädt / Sean Doran / NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS
NASA returns to one of the most popular hobbies – another world view of the cloud – thanks to the Juno spacecraft that is currently in orbit around Jupiter.
The Juno probe, which began around our largest neighbor in July 2016, is filled with a number of scientific instruments designed to dispel the greatest secret of the gas giant. But it also carries a camera that is controlled by a public entrance.
Community voices led to incredible photographers like this one, taken on October 29 at 4:58. EDT (2158 GMT). At that time, the spacecraft carried its 16th skew over the surface of Jupiter, which reached only seven thousand kilometers of the top of the Jupiter system. (The images are also processed by the community, not by NASA.)
On Twitter, The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory dubbed the atmospheric dragon eye display. The photographs show that the region's scientists called Jupiter's Northern Northern Temperate Belt. A large white oval is a type of atmospheric node called anticyclonic storm, which means that the wind is welcomed in a direction opposite to the surrounding air mass at the outer edge of the storm. Smaller cloud structures are also visible.
This is not the only anticyclonic storm on Jupiter; the photograph captured on September 6 shows a similar structure in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant.
Starting this year, NASA has expanded the Juno mission and the probe should remain in orbit in the summer of 2021. However, this expansion reflects the fact that the spacecraft was unable to maneuver in a shorter orbit, instead it remained in a wider orbit to harvest Jupiter only every 53 days. Expansion will allow the spaceship to complete the same number of orbits as originally planned.