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NASA releases Time-lapse Image Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole

NASA releases Time-lapse Image Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) unveiled a series of photographs showing the cloud patterns near the south pole of Jupiter, looking towards the equator of the planet.

The Juno spacecraft, from NASA, was commissioned to take the sequence of images from during its eleventh flyby near the “gas giant” on February 7.

The vehicle captured the snapshots when it was between 137,264 and 200,937 kilometers from the top of the clouds of the fifth planet of the solar system.

NASA releases Time-lapse Image Sequence of Jupiter’s South Pole

The US space agency emphasizes that despite appearing the same image, the series of snapshots has slight changes, which are more easily noticed when comparing the image on the left with the one on the right.

The photographs were processed by the citizen scientist Gerald Eichstadt, through data from the JunoCam camera, which focuses on latitudes from 84.1 to 75.5 degrees south.

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