JunoCam images Jupiter’s north polar region

This spectacular image of Jupiter’s north polar region was captured by NASA’s Juno orbiter on 16 December during the spacecraft’s 10th close flyby of the giant planet. The image was enhanced by citizen scientist Björn Jónsson from raw JunoCam “framelets” that removed the effects of global illumination. Contrast and colour were then increased. At the time the photo was taken, Juno was 8.787 kilometers (5,600 miles) from Jupiter’s cloudtops at a latitude of 38.4 degrees.

Find out more about the Juno mission and JunoCam at European AstroFest 2018 in London on 9 & 10 February.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn Jonsson