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03.07.19

Jupiter Jet and Brown Barge

The southern edge of Jupiter’s north polar region is captured in this view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The scene prominently displays a long, brown oval known as a “brown barge” located within a polar jet stream, called "Jet N4."

This image was taken at 9:25 a.m. PST on Feb. 12, 2019 (12:25 p.m. EST), as the spacecraft performed its 18th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a latitude of approximately 44 degrees north.

Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Justin Cowart created this view using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. The scene has been rotated approximately 90 degrees to the right.

JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at http://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam.   

More information about Juno is at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu.
Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/Justin Cowart

Members of the media, please contact:

D.C. Agle
Juno Media Relations Representative
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

(818) 393-9011
Dwayne Brown
NASA Public Affairs Officer
NASA Headquarters

(202) 358-1726

Where is Juno now?

Visualize Juno’s journey through space and get up-to-date data sets using NASA's Eyes on the Solar System 3D interactive.