Approaching Jupiter

This enhanced colour view of Jupiter’s south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter’s belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganised filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings.

The image was taken on 11 December 2016 at 1744 UT, from an altitude of about 52,200 kilometres (32,400 miles) above the planet’s beautiful cloud tops.