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NASA's Juno Mission Provides Infrared Tour of Jupiter's North Pole


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Jupiter north pole

This infrared 3-D image of Jupiter's north pole was derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

Scientists working on NASA's Juno mission to Jupiter shared a 3-D infrared movie depicting densely packed cyclones and anticyclones that permeate the planet's polar regions, and the first detailed view of a dynamo, or engine, powering the magnetic field for any planet beyond Earth.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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