The edge of Jupiter: This enhanced color Jupiter image, taken by the JunoCam imager on our Juno spacecraft, showcases several interesting features on the apparent edge (limb) of the planet. Prior to Juno’s fifth flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops, members of the public voted on which targets JunoCam should image. This picture captures not only a fascinating variety of textures in Jupiter’s atmosphere, it also features three specific points of interest: «String of Pearls,» «Between the Pearls,» and «An Interesting Band Point.» Also visible is what’s known as the STB Spectre, a feature in Jupiter’s South Temperate Belt where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Bjorn Jonsson
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