No, that's not the painting of "The Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh, But swirls are pretty convincing. The spacecraft Juno do NASA sent some new photos from Jupiter which make us think we see post-impressionist works.
Jupiter offers quite dramatic landscapes, in case it is forgotten the Great Red Spot, the perpetual giant storm of the gas giant. This partly explains why the constant flow of images from Juno since then He arrived at Jupiter in 2016 It was very surprising.
In the new images, atmospheric characteristics appear in the northern hemisphere of Jupiter clouds that rotate around a circle in a jet stream called Jet N6.
Juno took the photo 12,800 km from the peaks of the clouds during his 18th flight near Jupiter on February 12.
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The image was colored and rotated by citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill. If you ask the appearance of raw images when Juno captures them, you can explore and play with them here. And then, You can create your own art inspired by the most extravagant, starred and out of this world.
During the flight, Juno had all the instruments in use when it was placed on the Great Red Spot to determine if it was tied to a giant spiral storm just below it and if you have any dough.
In general, 32 plans were planned, then Juno starts the second half of them.
"We have already rewritten textbooks on how Jupiter's atmosphere works and on the complexity and asymmetry of its magnetic field"said Scott Bolton, chief investigator of Juno, of the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
"The second half should provide the detail that we can use to improve the understanding of the depth of the geographic winds of Jupiter, the generation of its magnetic field and the structure and evolution of its interior," he added.
In June, NASA approved an additional 41 months in orbit so that Juno complies with its scientific goals. The mission is financed until 2022 when it will come to an end.
This is the south pole of Jupiter at an altitude of 52,000 kilometers. The circles are cyclones of up to 1,000 kilometers in diameter.
It was destined to the mission Study the origin and evolution of the gas giant, as well as providing a better understanding of the start of our solar system. This means to determine the characteristics of the atmosphere and the magnetosphere of the planet, learn more about how the planet was formed and study the magnetic and gravitational fields to know the deep structure of Jupiter.