Low 3-D Flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole in Infrared

Low 3-D Flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole in Infrared

April 17, 2018

Low 3-D Flyover of Jupiter’s North Pole in Infrared

In this animation a breathtaking low 3-D flyover Jupiter’s north pole central cyclone and the eight cyclones that encircle it.

The movie utilizes imagery derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA’s Juno mission during its fourth pass over the massive planet. Infrared cameras are used to sense the temperature of Jupiter’s atmosphere and provide insight into how the powerful cyclones at Jupiter’s poles work.



In the animation, the yellow areas are warmer (or deeper into Jupiter’s atmosphere) and the dark areas are colder (or higher up in Jupiter’s atmosphere).

 

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By | 2018-04-17T09:40:18+00:00 Apr 17, 2018|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: |

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