PIA21107: Juno's First Slice of Jupiter

Juno’s First Slice of Jupiter


This composite image depicts Jupiter's cloud formations as seen through the eyes of Juno's Microwave Radiometer (MWR) instrument as compared to the top layer, a Cassini Imaging Science Subsystem image of the planet. The MWR can see a couple of hundred miles (kilometers) into Jupiter's atmosphere with its largest antenna. The belts and bands visible on the surface are also visible in modified form in each layer below.

Background Info:

JPL manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Juno Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Microwave Radiometer (MWR) Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2016-10-19
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/GSFC
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21107
Identifier PIA21107