Jupiter in the Rearview Mirror

Jet Propulsion Laboratory2018-10-04


Washington, DC, United States

In the final minutes of a recent close flyby of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a departing view of the planet's swirling southern hemisphere.

This color-enhanced image was taken at 7:13 p.m. PDT on Sept. 6, 2018 (10:13 p.m. EDT) as the spacecraft performed its 15th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 55,600 miles (89,500 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of approximately 75 degrees.

Citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt created this image using data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager.



  • Title: Jupiter in the Rearview Mirror
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt
  • Date Created: 2018-10-04
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: rhalanis

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