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New Photos of Jupiter Show the Planet from Fresh Perspectives


Jupiter is usually shown with its cloud layers running horizontally across the face of the gas giant. NASA has released new photos from its JunoCam showing full-disc views of Jupiter from uncommon angles.

The composite photo above shows Jupiter’s southern latitudes. The photos were captured by the JunoCam camera on NASA’s Juno orbiter on February 25th, 2019. The composite photo below was captured on February 21st, 2019.

The individual JunoCam shots that went into both images were released on NASA’s Image Processing website before being combined and processed by Kevin M. Gill, a software engineer and “data wrangler” at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL).

You can follow along with the latest processed photos from JunoCam over on NASA’s site.