Monday, May 21, 2018

Jupiter Cloud Animation | NASA Juno



Animation extrapolating the movement of the clouds from JunoCam imagery taken on April 1, 2018. Gerald Eichstädt, a mathematician working as a software professional, has taken two images from JunoCam and reprojected them to the same vantage point to enable a direct comparison between the images and show the subtle motions within the atmosphere. By modelling the movement of individual pixels in the images, he has created an animation that extrapolates the swirling evolution of the vortices in the atmosphere.

Eichstädt explains: “This animation represents a ‘feasibility test’. Building on this initial work, we can add in more variables that will give us a more detailed description and physical understanding of Jupiter’s atmosphere.”

Credit: NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt
Image Date: May 18, 2018
Duration: 8 seconds

Details: www.europlanet-eu.org/new-views-of-jupiter-showcases-swirling-clouds-on-giant-planet/


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