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Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart

Justin Cowart is a geologist and amateur astronomer living in Carbondale, IL. Justin has had a lifelong interest in exploring space, and one of the most fun ways to satisfy that curiosity has been looking at the images returned by space missions. His interests lie in reprocessing old data (which looks surprisingly good when it's run through modern computers!) and finding aesthetically-pleasing images that may not have gotten noticed otherwise. He can be found on Twitter as @jccwrt, and on Flickr.

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Latest Blog Posts

Jupiter's Clouds: A Primer

Posted 2016/07/08 08:02 CDT | 7 comments

With Juno arriving at Jupiter, Justin Cowart gives us a lesson on the giant planet's varied cloud patterns.

The Giant Volcanoes of Mars

Posted 2016/05/04 12:45 CDT | 1 comment

Justin Cowart shares some spectacular images showcasing Mars' volcanoes from Mars Express.

A Sunset on Mars: Crafting a scene from archival data

Posted 2016/03/08 01:30 CST | 2 comments

Ever wanted to stand on Mars and watch a sunset? Unfortunately for many of us, it will never be something that we get to experience in person. But thanks to our robotic emissaries on Mars, and some careful processing of images from NASA's Planetary Data System, we can get a sense of what it’s like.

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Latest Processed Space Images

Equatorial zone plume on Jupiter

Equatorial zone plume on Jupiter

Posted 2016/07/08 | 0 comments

Voyager 1 captured this view on March 4, 1979.

North polar clouds on Jupiter

North polar clouds on Jupiter

Posted 2016/07/08 | 0 comments

Voyager 1 captured these clouds in the north polar region of Jupiter on March 4, 1979.

White oval in Jupiter's northern hemisphere

White oval in Jupiter's northern hemisphere

Posted 2016/07/08 | 0 comments

Voyager 1 acquired this view of a storm in Jupiter's northern hemisphere on March 5, 1979.

More pictures processed by Justin Cowart »

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