PIA22335: Cyclones Encircle Jupiter's North Pole


Cyclones Encircle Jupiter’s North Pole

Caption:

In this composite image, derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter, shows the central cyclone at the planet's north pole and the eight cyclones that encircle it. JIRAM collects data in infrared, and the colors in this composite represent radiant heat: the yellow (thinner) clouds are about 9 degrees Fahrenheit (-13 Celsius) in brightness temperature and the dark red (thickest) are around -181 degrees Fahrenheit (-118.33 Celsius).

Background Info:

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

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory 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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Juno Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) Jupiter Infrared and Auroral Mapper (JIRAM)
Detector
Extra Keywords Color, Infrared
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2018-03-07
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22335
Identifier PIA22335