Citizen scientist David Englund created this avant-garde Jovian artwork using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
The unique interpretation of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was done in a style that pays tribute to French Impressionist painter Claude Monet.
The original image was taken on July 10, 2017 at 7:12 p.m. PDT (10:12 p.m. EDT), as the Juno spacecraft performed its 7th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 10,274 miles (16,535 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet, at a latitude of -36.9 degrees.
JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at:
More information about Juno is at:
Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/David Englund