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Jupiter's north pole (combined JunoCam and JIRAM data)

Jupiter's north pole (combined JunoCam and JIRAM data)

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NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / ASI / INAF / JIRAM / Björn Jónsson

Jupiter's north pole (combined JunoCam and JIRAM data)
An impossible view of Jupiter's north pole, as it would appear if lit and viewed from directly above. It is a mosaic of JunoCam images from perijoves 1, 3, 4 and 5. The effects of the varying global illumination have been removed. Because the very north pole was in winter darkness at the time of these perijoves in early 2017, an inverted, heavily processed and colorized JIRAM mosaic was used to fill the gap.
Mosaic of Jupiter's north pole (annotated)
Mosaic of Jupiter's north pole (annotated)
The montage shows the following:

Upper left: An approximately true color/contrast mosaic of Jupiter's north polar region.
Upper right: A mosaic of Jupiter's north polar region with enhanced colors and contrast.
Lower left: The approximately true color/contrast version with a latitude/longitude grid. Latitudes are planetographic.
Lower right: A diagram showing the areas covered by the different source images/data. Unless otherwise noted the data is from JunoCam.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

Original image data dated on or about March 27, 2017

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