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JunoCam Imagery

November 27, 2017

Amateur scientists and artists process the latest images of Jupiter.

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PJ-1 SOUTH POLE Kibirev-24

An enhanced JunoCam image of Jupiter’s South Pole (Image manipulation by JunoCam user Kibirev-24)

BOB HIRSHON (host):

Artistic images of Jupiter.  I’m Bob Hirshon and this is Science Update.

NASA’s Juno probe is sending back incredible images of Jupiter, and planetary scientist Candice Hansen-Koharcheck of the Planetary Science Institute says NASA is encouraging the public to crop, process and enhance them.

CANDICE HANSEN-KOHARCHECK (Planetary Science Institute):

And we have gotten the most amazing pictures ranging all the way from scientific quality to just whimsical works of art.

HIRSHON:

Despite the processing, she says the atmospheric features hightlighted are real, and help point out areas of interest for scientists.

HANSON-KOHARCHECK:

These wonderful swirls and turbulence and storms — that’s Jupiter. That’s not our amateurs making things up.

HIRSHON:

We’ve got a link to the gallery at scienceupdate.com in case you’d like check out the images, or even create some of your own. I’m Bob Hirshon, for AAAS, the science society.

Click to view images of Jupiter and learn how to process raw image data