Staggering new imagery of Jupiter taken from data product by NASA's Juno spacecraft is making the rounds on social media.
It has been a year and a half since NASA’s Juno spacecraft first started orbiting the gas giant Jupiter back in 2016, and the space agency has received new incredible images of the planet. The probe had its 11th flyby past Jupiter this week, which results in a treasure trove of data and images that are sent back to Earth.
Typically, the images are just small snapshots of specific parts of the planet, but many private individuals have taken NASA’s raw data and stitched them into incredible images of Jupiter. One individual, Jason Major, posted his own spectacular picture on Twitter, which you can see embedded at the bottom of this post.
Juno will continue its work of measuring water in Jupiter’s atmosphere, observing its magnetic and gravity fields, and other important work as scientists seek to understand the planet.
— Jason Major (@JPMajor) February 9, 2018