Movie of Juno’s thirteenth fly-by of Jupiter


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Cool image time. Mathematician and software programmer Gerald Eichstädt has released another movie using images from Juno’s thirteenth close fly-by of Jupiter.

I have embedded the movie below the fold. As he notes,

The movie covers two hours of this flyby in 125-fold time lapse, the time from 2018-05-24T04:41:00.000 to 2018-05-24T06:41:00.000. It is based on 27 of the JunoCam images taken during the flyby, and on spacecraft trajectory data provided via SPICE kernel files.

The view begins by looking down at the northern hemisphere, and gets to within 2,200 miles of the giant planet’s cloud tops.


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3 comments

  • Localfluff

    In a recent von Karman lecture a project scientist explains the results of Juno thus far. Or explains and explains, he’s mostly baffled. It’s a strange little object we have as our neighbor out there. Some good images are presented, but this sequence makes Stanley Kubrick regret himself. He was a master of the screen as an image, a painting. The psychedelic ending of his 2001 movie was a very fitting hunch.
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/events/lectures_archive.php?year=2018&month=5

  • Chris

    LocalFluff
    I was about to comment in close to the same way. I never saw any Sci-Fi film that came close to the wild and rich designs and colors as we see in the true images.

  • Dick Eagleson

    Earth’s Moon, as every small child knows, is made of green cheese. Jupiter, based on this video, appears to be an enormous sphere of gorgonzola.

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