Jupiter Surface III
Jupiter Surface III
Jupiter Surface III
Jupiter Surface III

Jupiter Surface III

Eerily reminiscent of a Vincent van Gogh painting, this enhanced color view of Jupiter’s cloud tops was processed by BigBangPrints.com president Roman Tytla using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The image highlights a massive counterclockwise rotating storm that appears as a white oval in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere.

Juno acquired this image on Feb. 2, 2017, at 6:13 a.m. PDT (9:13 a.m. EDT), as the spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter. When the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 9,000 miles (14,500 kilometers) from the planet.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tytla