Juno mission reveal Jupiter true colours

A new image taken by NASA's Juno Jupiter explorer shows features in the turbulent atmosphere of the solar system's largest planet in the same colours

Juno captured the image with its JunoCam instrument on aug 5, 2022, during its 43rd close flyby of Jupiter. 

 the spacecraft was 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometres) from the tops of the gas giant's clouds, zipping by at 130,000 mph (209,000 kph).

The image on the left depicts the view as seen by a human observer in Juno's position. 

The enhanced image's colour differences reflect variations in the chemical composition of different parts of Jupiter's atmosphere

The bright "pop-up" clouds in the upper atmosphere can also be seen. The image depicts a region at about 50 degrees north latitude.

Since 2016, Juno, which was launched in 2011, has been exploring the gas giant. 

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