Monday, March 27, 2017

One of the best from Juno

The Juno mission is still in its early stages, and early orbits, around Jupiter, but it is already providing spectacular images and data.   Below is one of the most spectacular so far, a view of Jupiter's South Pole.

I wonder, naively, if all the little whorls and eddies visible in this image indicate some kind of convective process.  I'm sure the scientists studying the images and data have thought of this possibility.

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