Jupiter’s North Pole

NASA’s caption:  In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet’s north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it. JIRAM collects data in infrared, and the colors in this composite represent radiant heat: the yellow (thinner) clouds are about 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13°Celsius) in brightness temperature and the dark red (thickest) are around -181 degrees Fahrenheit (83°Celsius).

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.

Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

There’s more!  We are starting to get papers released and the data is being turned into results.

NASA has a nice release located here, the release also includes abstracts of some of the newly published papers.  Bravo NASA!

Here they are:

The measurement of Jupiter’s asymmetric gravity field:

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25776

Jupiter’s atmospheric jet-streams extending thousands of kilometers deep:

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25793

A suppression of differential rotation in Jupiter’s deep interior:

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25775

Clusters of Cyclones Encircling Jupiter’s Poles:

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25491

 

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