NASA released on Saturday new pictures of Jupiter taken by Juno spacecraft, and they keep looking just like a Vincent van Gogh painting. Similar to The Starry Night, the photos show the magnificent composition of lights and colors, from brown to blue, that play throughout the vast, cloudy planet.
The spacecraft orbits the planet every 53 days, and each time it takes incredible pictures that impress the worldwide population due to how beautiful the kilometric clouds merge one to another. This was the 10th time that Juno surrounded the gigantic gaseous world since it arrived the planet in 2016. They were taken on December 16th, 2017, at 9:43 a.m. PST (12:43 p.m. EST).
These photos were edited after taken by two scientists to make them look just like the reality. The previous versions don’t show more than a grey, dull planet. However, although the pictures that Juno can take don’t end up showing the true, vibrant colors of Jupiter, its ability to do it is unique and incomparable, making it one of the most advanced spacecraft ever launched by the space agency.
Additionally, despite the fact that the ending photos are edited, the pattern created by the constantly-changing clouds is real and demonstrates how turbulent the fifth planet of our Solar System is
Of course, they also make people wonder the number of secrets hidden inside of it.
Edited to make them better
Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran focused on contrasting the colors of each layer of clouds to make them look like made of clay. Some of them are white and grey, others light blue, dark-ocean blue, and a kind of a mix between orange and brown that make them similar to Earth’s sand – although it isn’t that. This way, they give the impression of something that happens every second: a change.
If you doubt the veracity of these photos – especially their colors – we must say that you are probably right. However, it’s also likely that you won’t know the answer at all. You would need to go to the Jupiter and see it with your own eyes. Just remember that this one is 365 million miles away from Earth, at that you probably will arrive dead.
These photos are backed up by NASA experts, so we suggest you increase the light of your phone, zoom every pixel of each picture, and enjoy the spectacle that both Juno spacecraft and the editors have given us.
Juno took these pictures of the Jupiter’s kilometric clouds from a little more than the Earth’s diameter – or 8,292 miles (13,345 kilometers) -, at a latitude of 48.9 degrees.
The system of clouds travels at about 129,000 mph (60 km/s) all over the surface of Jupiter.
“Jupiter completely fills the image, with only a hint of the terminator (where daylight fades to night) in the upper right corner, and no visible limb (the curved edge of the planet)”, a NASA spokesperson said.
Last time the NASA released photos from the Jupiter’s cloudy system was about last month, as Pulse Headlines reported.