This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft,
highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to
This publicly selected target
“STB Spectre.” The ghostly bluish streak across the
right half of the image is a long-lived storm, one of the few structures
perceptible in these whitened latitudes where the south temperate belt of
Jupiter would normally be. The egg-shaped spot on the lower left is where
incoming small dark spots make a hairpin turn.
was taken on March 27, 2017, at 2:06 a.m. PDT (5:06 a.m. EDT), as the Juno
spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter. When the image was taken, the
spacecraft was 7,900 miles (12,700 kilometers) from the planet.
The image was processed by Roman Tkachenko, and
the description is from John Rogers, the citizen scientist who identified the point