The photos of the massive planet Jupiter retrieved by NASA from its Juno mission are still going viral, they are so beautiful. It would only be fitting for these photos to go viral right now, because for the first time in Jupiter’s twelve year cycle around the Sun, if you know anything about astrology Jupiter just entered its own sign, the bright and star filled sign of Sagittarius.
All of these photos inspire much more theorizing and fantastic thinking. An image released by NASA in the past year shows what appears to be a green object flying above the surface of the largest planet, and it went viral in many places. On Disclose, some people suggested that this incredible image captured by NASA resembles a “giant Jupiter whale” that has been consuming plankton floating around Jupiter’s atmosphere.
That’s an extremely imaginative way to look at this photo captured by Juno, but people shouldn’t knock imagination because a lot of people have none left or are far too detached from theirs. Realistically it’s very doubtful that “Jupiter whales” are flopping about eating plankton over there, but it sure is interesting to think about what anomalies may exist on the giant planet. What could possibly explain this green thing though?
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Other close up photos obtained by the Juno probe visiting Jupiter are absolutely stunning, and downright psychedelic, just as long as the photos are actually real, and there’s nothing wrong with questioning whether NASA’s images are real or not despite there may being a lack of evidence to suggest otherwise.
This close up was captured and it looks just like a swirling oil painting, displaying some storms taking place in the dynamic North North (yes two “Norths”) Temperate Belt of Jupiter.
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After obtaining those raw images however, NASA passed them on to a visual artist, so it’s a little bit difficult to tell what is real and what isn’t in these photos. The enhanced images are visually fantastic regardless of how realistic they are, and they seem to show a formation that resembles a dolphin, swimming around the swirling colorful clouds of Jupiter.
Later, Sean Doran shared the images to his Twitter, with the caption “A dolphin swims in Jupiter’s sky.” NASA shared in a statement that they call the clouds featured in that scene “pop-up” clouds, and you could also see an anticyclonic storm, also known as a white oval.
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During its 16th close flyby of Jupiter on October 29, 2018, the Juno spacecraft managed to capture these incredible images. Almost 4,4000 miles away still from the cloud formation on the planet, Juno was able to retrieve these photos.
It is believed that the clouds you see in the photos are actually composed of ammonia-ice crystals, or possibly a combination of ammonia ice and water.
On the last flyby of Jupiter, the 15th one back in early September of this year, Juno managed to capture images of absolutely gigantic storms, and vast vertices that go so far as to engulf the entire planet. The spacecraft was successfully at a distance of about 55,600 miles away from the cloud tops of Jupiter as it collected data.