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Top of the north [ID: 1270] - currently : 64.206° latitude, 145.656° longitude Top of the North Pole [ID: 1269] - currently : 59.706° latitude, 159.408° longitude Brown Point [ID: 1267] - currently : -15.174° latitude, 313.056° longitude Mars's Pimple #2 [ID: 1266] - currently : -53.91° latitude, 315.864° longitude Lisowski 3 [ID: 1263] - currently : 7.254° latitude, 329.652° longitude Top of the planet [ID: 1261] - currently : 60.102° latitude, 242.82° longitude The Jovian Blizzard [ID: 1259] - currently : 17.118° latitude, 345.888° longitude Jupiters Large Ketchup Stain [ID: 1258] - currently : 26.316° latitude, 204.696° longitude My point [ID: 1257] - currently : -2.754° latitude, 149.652° longitude gas giant [ID: 1256] - currently : 25.452° latitude, 230.976° longitude The Eye of the White Whale. [ID: 1255] - currently : -2.52° latitude, 149.58° longitude CSD 001 -- WHITE OVAL [ID: 1253] - currently : -59.562° latitude, 124.776° longitude ricks portal [ID: 1252] - currently : 6.444° latitude, 301.392° longitude MK-01 [ID: 1251] - currently : 15.372° latitude, 353.268° longitude Klehm's Ribbon [ID: 1250] - currently : -11.034° latitude, 301.356° longitude Dark Eye [ID: 1249] - currently : -30.582° latitude, 334.944° longitude South Polar region [ID: 1248] - currently : -70.092° latitude, 350.604° longitude Turbulent sector of the NNTB [ID: 1247] - currently : 33.39° latitude, 326.412° longitude STB Ghost east end [ID: 1246] - currently : -29.142° latitude, 345.672° longitude GloriaVanderbelt [ID: 1244] - currently : 22.788° latitude, 179.352° longitude StormsOfSkylias [ID: 1243] - currently : 7.47° latitude, 158.004° longitude Storm collision @ cloud phase transitions [ID: 1242] - currently : -28.692° latitude, 298.476° longitude storm surge [ID: 1241] - currently : 9.936° latitude, 121.752° longitude White Swirl in Equatorial Belt NorthWest of Great Red Spot (GRS) [ID: 1238] - currently : 12.114° latitude, 91.224° longitude Polar cloud Differentiation [ID: 1237] - currently : 51.408° latitude, 25.524° longitude Black dot [ID: 1236] - currently : 37.206° latitude, 338.184° longitude Brown's anomaly [ID: 1235] - currently : -46.728° latitude, 263.7° longitude Massive Brown "Barge" [ID: 1234] - currently : 36.756° latitude, 125.244° longitude Markeš [ID: 1232] - currently : 17.046° latitude, 214.776° longitude The 253 Squad [ID: 1231] - currently : 31.32° latitude, 156.096° longitude tuber1 [ID: 1230] - currently : 23.364° latitude, 353.376° longitude I'm the king of the mountain [ID: 1229] - currently : 31.086° latitude, 13.5° longitude Hurricane Rachel [ID: 1227] - currently : -51.732° latitude, 300.204° longitude Dark spot [ID: 1226] - currently : -13.932° latitude, 10.368° longitude Random Spot [ID: 1225] - currently : -35.622° latitude, 9.612° longitude Random Spot [ID: 1224] - currently : -58.266° latitude, 99.612° longitude Caltech, by Halka [ID: 1223] - currently : -3.024° latitude, 329.112° longitude Romulus and Remus [ID: 1222] - currently : 50.616° latitude, 320.004° longitude Dan's Spot [ID: 1221] - currently : -15.57° latitude, 336.888° longitude Iago [ID: 1220] - currently : 37.53° latitude, 110.088° longitude Romeo and Juliet [ID: 1219] - currently : 14.922° latitude, 154.476° longitude A little wave action [ID: 1218] - currently : -12.078° latitude, 106.2° longitude [ID: 1217] - currently : -53.226° latitude, 276.264° longitude White spot b [ID: 1215] - currently : 17.838° latitude, 44.424° longitude Herbert Elwood Gilliland The Third [ID: 1210] - currently : 32.022° latitude, 234.036° longitude Legalize Marjuana [ID: 1209] - currently : 43.488° latitude, 59.364° longitude Dalmatian Zone [ID: 1206] - currently : -25.092° latitude, 340.38° longitude Dark Nodule [ID: 1205] - currently : 33.156° latitude, 244.404° longitude Complex High Contrast [ID: 1204] - currently : 11.808° latitude, 41.976° longitude Fractured Boundary [ID: 1203] - currently : -31.464° latitude, 69.984° longitude WHITE SPOT [ID: 1202] - currently : 35.226° latitude, 54.864° longitude Coolest place on Jupiter [ID: 1200] - currently : -29.574° latitude, 354.492° longitude Blue [ID: 1199] - currently : -1.026° latitude, 293.76° longitude South sea [ID: 1198] - currently : -44.352° latitude, 45.648° longitude Flower Moon [ID: 1196] - currently : 24.408° latitude, 36.756° longitude Orange Distortion [ID: 1195] - currently : -58.41° latitude, 141.084° longitude White Tempest [ID: 1193] - currently : 36.774° latitude, 38.412° longitude Renslow [ID: 1192] - currently : -46.08° latitude, 329.328° longitude Whale's Tail [ID: 1191] - currently : -14.706° latitude, 327.816° longitude Blue Waves [ID: 1190] - currently : 8.37° latitude, 210.168° longitude Oh boy we're not in Kansas anymore [ID: 1186] - currently : -65.646° latitude, 272.412° longitude Maruta sangam [ID: 1185] - currently : 50.31° latitude, 205.524° longitude Red bubble [ID: 1184] - currently : -14.418° latitude, 204.48° longitude Southern FFRs [ID: 1183] - currently : -62.298° latitude, 184.284° longitude Southern Edge of Northern FFRs [ID: 1182] - currently : 49.932° latitude, 139.212° longitude A Whirl of a Pearl [ID: 1181] - currently : -39.132° latitude, 118.26° longitude Northern area 44 [ID: 1180] - currently : 50.814° latitude, 35.928° longitude Earth Rise [ID: 1178] - currently : -77.85° latitude, 134.46° longitude seiedmorteza 7 [ID: 1176] - currently : 26.082° latitude, 67.212° longitude Eye of Odin [ID: 1175] - currently : -27.684° latitude, 329.976° longitude Salem's Lot [ID: 1173] - currently : 37.944° latitude, 186.444° longitude Equatorial Zone Cyclone [ID: 1172] - currently : -5.112° latitude, 95.184° longitude Hot Spot Tail [ID: 1171] - currently : 6.282° latitude, 48.24° longitude Line of air separation [ID: 1170] - currently : 25.722° latitude, 218.484° longitude saknelap [ID: 1169] - currently : 7.92° latitude, 95.148° longitude Jupiter Cape of Good Hope [ID: 1168] - currently : 60.066° latitude, 220.644° longitude The darkest spot [ID: 1167] - currently : -61.74° latitude, 88.308° longitude The swirl [ID: 1164] - currently : 8.46° latitude, 227.16° longitude Shadow Boundary [ID: 1163] - currently : 33.282° latitude, 97.596° longitude Cloud palace [ID: 1159] - currently : 34.686° latitude, 72.972° longitude What's uhhh, what's going on here? [ID: 1158] - currently : 38.16° latitude, 79.884° longitude Rock the band [ID: 1156] - currently : 24.606° latitude, 74.16° longitude triharmonius_convergence? [ID: 1155] - currently : -50.526° latitude, 164.772° longitude Between the Pearls [ID: 1154] - currently : -38.7° latitude, 239.436° longitude STB Spectre [ID: 1153] - currently : -28.782° latitude, 201.96° longitude End of clouds [ID: 1151] - currently : -57.114° latitude, 68.724° longitude Agustín´s POI [ID: 1150] - currently : -46.962° latitude, 87.012° longitude The White Wizard [ID: 1146] - currently : 11.754° latitude, 285.984° longitude Transition [ID: 1144] - currently : -22.104° latitude, 170.424° longitude Squiggly black line [ID: 1141] - currently : 27.756° latitude, 261.756° longitude north pole [ID: 1139] - currently : 57.6° latitude, 301.068° longitude Near the SP [ID: 1135] - currently : -46.296° latitude, 63.54° longitude Silence of the Lambs [ID: 1134] - currently : -57.402° latitude, 32.04° longitude Things seem quiet in the south [ID: 1131] - currently : -63.54° latitude, 154.368° longitude Dark Structure [ID: 1127] - currently : 34.074° latitude, 348.912° longitude Red Scar [ID: 1124] - currently : 26.388° latitude, 314.82° longitude CP3O [ID: 1123] - currently : -63.558° latitude, 322.596° longitude Juno123 [ID: 1118] - currently : 8.874° latitude, 246.348° longitude selected location [ID: 1113] - currently : 32.454° latitude, 289.26° longitude Phantom [ID: 1112] - currently : -52.794° latitude, 340.812° longitude Collision of colours [ID: 1100] - currently : 9.828° latitude, 315.684° longitude AB Territory [ID: 1098] - currently : 39.366° latitude, 315.684° longitude Rust Belt [ID: 1092] - currently : 20.34° latitude, 315.252° longitude évolution, color,shapes, chemical composition of clouds [ID: 1091] - currently : -18.432° latitude, 191.628° longitude Border1 [ID: 1089] - currently : 13.932° latitude, 299.952° longitude Wake turbulance [ID: 1086] - currently : -13.05° latitude, 159.516° longitude Friccin [ID: 1084] - currently : -8.982° latitude, 211.104° longitude Location Stargate [ID: 1083] - currently : 16.434° latitude, 307.872° longitude Ut på tur aldri sur [ID: 1081] - currently : -54.234° latitude, 57.384° longitude The nutshack [ID: 1076] - currently : 39.366° latitude, 305.28° longitude Cloud Ripple [ID: 1071] - currently : -53.136° latitude, 185.148° longitude White line in red band [ID: 1069] - currently : 10.008° latitude, 296.064° longitude Dynamic clouds 1 [ID: 1067] - currently : 7.11° latitude, 251.424° longitude Turbulent maximus [ID: 1066] - currently : -12.6° latitude, 251.316° longitude Wagon Wheel [ID: 1065] - currently : 47.592° latitude, 313.488° longitude LowerCloudyPart [ID: 1064] - currently : -44.874° latitude, 26.784° longitude Tan Seashore [ID: 1062] - currently : -35.766° latitude, 54.252° longitude Southern 369 [ID: 1060] - currently : -59.562° latitude, 48.96° longitude Sky Dunes [ID: 1058] - currently : 8.658° latitude, 340.38° longitude DarkAgent's Vault [ID: 1057] - currently : -2.88° latitude, 201.528° longitude A point of Contrast [ID: 1055] - currently : 4.05° latitude, 338.472° longitude Looking for a Vacuum in Space [ID: 1054] - currently : -3.888° latitude, 305.28° longitude Half-way to the middle of nowhere. [ID: 1053] - currently : -4.752° latitude, 44.028° longitude The Great Red Spot [ID: 1052] - currently : -22.608° latitude, 143.46° longitude Black Hole [ID: 1051] - currently : -13.392° latitude, 240.48° longitude Spotty McSpotFace [ID: 1050] - currently : 48.888° latitude, 160.164° longitude Pippo [ID: 1049] - currently : -73.08° latitude, 340.236° longitude HotSpot [ID: 1048] - currently : 6.768° latitude, 37.584° longitude Outbreak! [ID: 1046] - currently : -11.808° latitude, 281.412° longitude The Big Red Stripe v2 [ID: 1043] - currently : 22.788° latitude, 235.764° longitude Rainbow Band [ID: 1042] - currently : 21.744° latitude, 250.128° longitude Clear Skies [ID: 1039] - currently : 7.056° latitude, 307.836° longitude Structure01 [ID: 1038] - currently : -3.456° latitude, 319.572° longitude Zorro [ID: 1037] - currently : -3.06° latitude, 186.984° longitude Jupiter South [ID: 1034] - currently : -59.994° latitude, 13.608° longitude Dark Clouds [ID: 1024] - currently : 27.018° latitude, 48.492° longitude Dark spot with arc [ID: 1018] - currently : -3.474° latitude, 88.956° longitude Wonderful North Pole [ID: 1017] - currently : 75.006° latitude, 194.256° longitude Thick white band [ID: 1016] - currently : -27.486° latitude, 238.14° longitude The wonderful south pole [ID: 1015] - currently : -72.144° latitude, 299.16° longitude Crown of the king [ID: 1010] - currently : 62.28° latitude, 353.592° longitude Cap of Jupiter [ID: 1004] - currently : 66.978° latitude, 253.62° longitude Belt-Zone border [ID: 1000] - currently : -21.744° latitude, 160.812° longitude Covenant 151016 [ID: 990] - currently : -64.62° latitude, 204.804° longitude Jovian Antartica [ID: 981] - currently : -81.072° latitude, 280.368° longitude An Interesting Band Point [ID: 977] - currently : -48.258° latitude, 125.208° longitude Light-Dark Front [ID: 971] - currently : 53.478° latitude, 325.188° longitude South pole [ID: 970] - currently : 53.82° latitude, 111.384° longitude Turbulent region in upper belt [ID: 959] - currently : 29.844° latitude, 191.664° longitude South Tropical Zone (STrZ) [ID: 950] - currently : -27.558° latitude, 158.508° longitude Rich Band of Clouds [ID: 946] - currently : 14.436° latitude, 107.604° longitude Zones of Lightning Storms? [ID: 945] - currently : 46.71° latitude, 240.156° longitude Juno eye [ID: 944] - currently : 41.724° latitude, 28.872° longitude dark spot [ID: 915] - currently : 43.974° latitude, 346.788° longitude Gas irregulartiy [ID: 839] - currently : 17.586° latitude, 124.92° longitude Great Polar Spot [ID: 830] - currently : 35.946° latitude, 139.068° longitude Langmuir-like Repetitive Flows [ID: 825] - currently : -30.528° latitude, 101.304° longitude Band edge/boundary [ID: 776] - currently : -7.272° latitude, 112.644° longitude Polar Black Spots [ID: 689] - currently : 44.892° latitude, 195.948° longitude Band boundary with striations [ID: 674] - currently : -31.734° latitude, 26.208° longitude Limb Opacity [ID: 662] - currently : 55.692° latitude, 5.796° longitude Merging of Elements [ID: 642] - currently : 5.472° latitude, 84.996° longitude Clearing [ID: 618] - currently : 24.408° latitude, 124.38° longitude AuroraField001 [ID: 591] - currently : 60.192° latitude, 63.54° longitude The Big Red Stripe [ID: 573] - currently : 22.824° latitude, 138.024° longitude Maximus Spatium [ID: 539] - currently : 43.812° latitude, 128.592° longitude Black and... [ID: 494] - currently : 6.768° latitude, 102.24° longitude Darker skies [ID: 468] - currently : 50.85° latitude, 268.704° longitude Beautiful Swirling Clouds [ID: 417] - currently : 1.17° latitude, 24.084° longitude mortyland [ID: 407] - currently : -12.114° latitude, 59.22° longitude Empty Area [ID: 397] - currently : -27.018° latitude, 250.812° longitude Zone-Belt Transition [ID: 376] - currently : -5.256° latitude, 102.384° longitude Fibonacci vortex [ID: 362] - currently : 16.686° latitude, 165.384° longitude Little Greenish place [ID: 341] - currently : 3.42° latitude, 136.98° longitude Colour Strip Change [ID: 325] - currently : -6.138° latitude, 174.132° longitude Deep Band Interface Region - NW of GRS [ID: 324] - currently : -4.464° latitude, 0.64800000000002° longitude Distant Spring [ID: 315] - currently : 2.394° latitude, 174.312° longitude Dark Spot [ID: 306] - currently : 6.462° latitude, 62.1° longitude dark area. [ID: 285] - currently : 6.156° latitude, 357.264° longitude Possible Cloudbreak. [ID: 280] - currently : -2.592° latitude, 356.868° longitude Sharp edge [ID: 271] - currently : 7.866° latitude, 323.532° longitude POI NCC-1701-E [ID: 260] - currently : 15.57° latitude, 322.596° longitude Transition of cloud belt colour [ID: 232] - currently : 5.85° latitude, 195.948° longitude banding boundery [ID: 214] - currently : 14.796° latitude, 186.984° longitude Swirls of clouds [ID: 196] - currently : -6.174° latitude, 16.056° longitude North Pole on Jupiter [ID: 194] - currently : 50.526° latitude, 282.708° longitude Dark Elongated Spot on The North Pole Area [ID: 193] - currently : 39.078° latitude, 255.492° longitude Edge of the White Highway [ID: 192] - currently : -6.552° latitude, 37.26° longitude The Double Swirl [ID: 188] - currently : -10.386° latitude, 68.292° longitude happyequator [ID: 187] - currently : -2.88° latitude, 120.708° longitude cosmic cloud 1 [ID: 183] - currently : 27.018° latitude, 339.984° longitude long, dark canyon [ID: 178] - currently : -8.028° latitude, 224.568° longitude Edge of Great Red Spot [ID: 172] - currently : -22.932° latitude, 41.004° longitude Band Transition [ID: 171] - currently : 13.392° latitude, 278.028° longitude Deep haze [ID: 168] - currently : -62.244° latitude, 223.236° longitude Scott' polar cap [ID: 166] - currently : 64.836° latitude, 205.488° longitude Lower Great Red Spot Atmospheric Flow [ID: 159] - currently : -25.524° latitude, 59.22° longitude Within the Wake of the Great Red Dot [ID: 156] - currently : -10.872° latitude, 142.596° longitude Dark Band [ID: 155] - currently : 31.248° latitude, 272.376° longitude Small White Storm [ID: 154] - currently : 38.826° latitude, 277.416° longitude Fulgur [ID: 144] - currently : -20.736° latitude, 29.16° longitude SPOT OF BRAHMAN [ID: 138] - currently : 13.914° latitude, 140.652° longitude South Equatorial Belt [ID: 128] - currently : -14.958° latitude, 88.164° longitude White Spot [ID: 125] - currently : 14.958° latitude, 4.464° longitude Wake [ID: 122] - currently : -14.778° latitude, 152.136° longitude Double SEB [ID: 118] - currently : -17.568° latitude, 221.076° longitude Dark Spots [ID: 116] - currently : -49.122° latitude, 353.628° longitude Oval BA [ID: 94] - currently : -32.166° latitude, 260.28° longitude black band [ID: 89] - currently : -15.264° latitude, 36.468° longitude A multicolored band [ID: 87] - currently : -17.82° latitude, 115.236° longitude Vaporem Fumi [ID: 84] - currently : -1.638° latitude, 259.704° longitude Patet Caelum [ID: 83] - currently : -0.702° latitude, 244.692° longitude String of Pearls [ID: 76] - currently : -38.7° latitude, 300.204° longitude Dark Spot in Turbulance [ID: 75] - currently : 14.328° latitude, 255.492° longitude Intermediate Atypical Region [ID: 74] - currently : 10.242° latitude, 27.828° longitude Galileo Probe Location [ID: 61] - currently : 4.932° latitude, 347.004° longitude White Spot Z [ID: 27] - currently : 14.328° latitude, 265.356° longitude String of pearl [ID: 26] - currently : -39.132° latitude, 330.624° longitude Sting of pearls [ID: 25] - currently : -39.132° latitude, 19.26° longitude String of pearl [ID: 24] - currently : -38.268° latitude, 96.12° longitude String of pearls [ID: 23] - currently : -38.7° latitude, 346.248° longitude String of pearl [ID: 20] - currently : -39.996° latitude, 278.496° longitude White spot [ID: 13] - currently : -58.698° latitude, 260.712° longitude spot turbulance [ID: 11] - currently : -14.274° latitude, 44.028° longitude Zig Zag [ID: 8] - currently : -1.062° latitude, 77.328° longitude Dark area. [ID: 7] - currently : 4.464° latitude, 116.604° longitude turbulence [ID: 5] - currently : 4.464° latitude, 282.708° longitude
map : 2018-04-11 UT
Cylindrical map generated from data submitted via the JunoCam Planning section.

Notes about cylindrical maps and perijove passes

We create cylindrical maps from the telescopic images supplied by our amateur astronomers, and we update them every 2 weeks. Jupiter has a dynamic atmosphere where winds in the belts (brown) and zones (white) go in opposite directions. Storms develop and evolve, and other atmospheric features come and go. With each new map, we move all of the POI markers — sometimes POIs disappear, sometimes they get torn apart.

In its 53 day orbit, Juno spends most of the time distant from Jupiter. The spacecraft swoops from the north to the south pole in just 2 hours, which we call a "perijove pass". That means that the images JunoCam can take are restricted to a swath of longitude – we will not be able to select from all the points of interest every orbit. On the Voting page we will say which POI's are likely to be within our field of view on a given perijove pass and you will participate in the selection of which POI's to image.

We will have a conversation on every perijove pass about which POIs to image, and the debate will be based on the threads of discussion associated with those POIs. 

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  1. comment by Davidbowie-39 on 2018-03-17 15:23 UT

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  2. comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-03-16 14:46 UT

    Dear NASA; Juno Mission; SwRI;

    Its been a bitter sweet week for science. But the life and the mission goes on. With risk to become inconvenient I would like to ask the following question:

    JUNO Mission and the JunoCam experiment in combination with Citizen Science and Social Science is the first Space Mission of its kind. For the first time the public can actively participate and interact with the mission.

    Would you rather be so Generously Kind to award the participants with a (Digital Virtual) CERTIFICATE of PARTICIPATION?

    • comment by StarmanSG1 on 2018-04-03 06:00 UT

      I too would like some kind of official recognition...I mean in the digital world if you don't have a selfie then it didn't happen...right? It doesn't have to be much...just keep our names on a volunteer roster open to the public...for those that chose to be published of course...then send us a little certificate we can hang on the wall. That would be nice.

    • comment by StarmanSG1 on 2018-04-03 06:03 UT

      who is Syukumeguri?

    • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-04-04 14:08 UT

      The Juno Mission web site server have given you a 'unique identifier' for your Personal Safety and Privacy. There is an option in the account settings to change it with a 'nickname' by your choice; or to use your real Name.

    • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-04-04 14:15 UT

      Hey, thanks for sharing the Solar Certificate! I am a huge Fan of the Sun, while I reside in a remote Mountain area where the winter and the snow are about 7 months in total, so I try to enjoy the Sun every day!

      If you want to share a proper image of the Certificate you should try to use the 'Print Screen' Command. I am not very sure that those Internet Virtual Digital Certificates should be printed and hanged on the wall. It is better to stay in a digital form on your computer storage.

  3. comment by Junoilovenasa3382 on 2018-03-06 05:55 UT

    I have a question....how does jupiter's surface gasses stay in perfect formation and not all mix together and explode? Its a beautiful thing to look at but i dont understand how they stay perfectly seperated.

    • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-03-06 15:09 UT

      I will try to answer, but you must know that I am not a professional specialist: You probably know about the relations between the Earth and the Moon and the oceans outflows and tides. So, there are theories that the Jupiter bright and reddish Stripes are related with its orbiting planetary satellites. Of course you should add in consideration that the Jupiter is spinning around it axis with a very fast speed, so the satellites are keeping the colors in an approximately straight stripe shape. About the 'gasses' , there is no actual proof that those are gasses and that the chemical ingredients are somewhat explosive. All those are just a theories based on a Planetary Cosmic Space deduction and there is no actual scientific proof. If you are interested, you should check with the teachers; the professors; or someone from NASA.

    • comment by Maquet-80 on 2018-03-19 23:48 UT

      Jupiter's atmosphere consists mostly of hydrogen, and of some helium. Impurites of other gases contribute to form the clouds. There is no mix of gases that would explode, especially no relevant amounts of free oxygen to react with the hydrogen. If abundant free oxygen ever existed on Jupiter, it reacted with abundant hydrogen to water long ago in the past. The colored clouds are made of trace amounts of more complex molecules. If some of the trace water vapor is decomposed by ultraviolet light into oxygen and hydrogen, it's small amounts that will react soon after formation, but without fire or explosion due to the very low abundance.

  4. comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-03-05 15:37 UT

    I would like to thank you for the fast response JUNO SPECIALIST Candy! I hope you do not mind that I am withdrawing from publicity some of mine contributions and creations from the PROCESSING GALLERY. They will still remain in the https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/ server storage though.

    I also would like to ask you or some of the rest of the Team; or the citizen scientists from the 'THINK TANK' sections this type of question: As far as I understand, the JUNO CAM Tool is taking a high resolution images from Planet Jupiter. What we are seeing is a Map created from adjusting the Images of Jupiter Planetary Skin-flakes which are showing large atmospheric formations that are constantly moving and changing. Can you show approximately what part of the Jupiter hard surface or Jupiter land is actually visible? Can this be shown on some sort of Image Map? Or we are seeing just a clouds and atmospheric formations on those Maps?

    • comment by Maquet-80 on 2018-03-19 23:30 UT

      With the visible light camera JunoCam, we can only see atmospheric features on Jupiter, i.e. Jupiter's cloud top, and hazes. Several hundred kilometers below Jupiter's cloud top, and hidden beneath the clouds, Jupiter's atmosphere is compressed more and more under its own weight. At some point, the pressure is large enough to make the gas behaving like a liquid. But as said before, we cannot look this deep with the JunoCam. It isn't known for sure yet, whether Jupiter has a solid core or a solid shell close to its center. Juno's gravity measurements try to infer constraints regarding the structure of Jupiter's deep interior. The gas Jupiter's outer layers consist mostly of molecular hydrogen. The second-most abundant gas is helium. The clouds are made of impurities, like frozen ammonia, water ice, or some photochemical reaction products on the basis of hydrogen, nitrogen, carbon, oxygen, and phosphorus. Those photochemical products may be complex molecules with absorption bands in visible wavelengths defining their color. The details are subject of ongoing research.

    • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-03-20 14:28 UT

      Thank you for the answer. Perhaps, there is a possibility the Jupiter atmospheric formations also to contain lot of aerosols? I saw that you Maquet-80 and Philosophia-47 are on the THINK TANK section and are doing great Jupiter Maps. You both are very good at it. Is it possible those bluish colors on the Poles to be actually waters and /or liquids. What part of them is really visible? Can you show this on a conceptual approximate Jupiter Poles Map? Thank You!

    • comment by Maquet-80 on 2018-03-21 00:54 UT

      All the visible clouds are very likely by aerosols on the micrometer scale. The aerosol particles are likely to be solid. Among the most abundant species are probably small particles of ammonia ice and water ice. I don't think, that there exists already an agreement about the precise chemical composition of the bluish, brownish, or reddish chromophores in Jupiter's atmosphere. It's unlikely, that we see droplets of liquids in visible wavelengths in Jupiter's cloud tops.

    • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2018-03-22 15:36 UT

      To be honest the JUNO Mission and the JunoCam are doing GREAT! I mean for 55-60 years of space exploration and 20-25 years of Internet Exploration those are a Vast Achievements. And I mean A VAST!

      I was thinking lately if using the Planetary Space Deduction method and for sample use the Mendeleeys Table of Elements, would it be possible to compare and find which one of those Jupiterian Aerosols are close to the Earth's Aerosol elements with the same colors?

      On the pictures they do look like some sort of Aero-Foam, much denser, more like the Shaving Foam or the Cream Foam. When in contact with air and oxygen they do turn into something with aerosol foam shape...

      The main Point here is that Jupiter is some sort of Hot and Warm - far away from the Sun than the Earth, but still contains a lot of atmosphere and fast moving storms .!

    • comment by Candy on 2018-04-14 02:10 UT
      JUNO SPECIALIST

      There is also a little bit of sulfur from Io. Here is a link to a nice article about the Great Red Spot:

      http://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/jupiters-great-red-spot-11182014/