NASA Captured 3D Scans Of Jupiter’s Cyclones And They’re Terrifyingly Awesome [VIDEO]
NASA has released a 3D “flyover” video that captured cyclones on Jupiter after previously only releasing pictures of the planet’s scary storms.
The video shows the planet’s massive layer of cyclones that stretch for hundreds of miles, despite only making up 1 percent of the massive planet, the New York Post reported Friday. The darker areas of the planet are 190 Kelvin or approximately -118 degrees Fahrenheit. The lighter areas on the top are 260K or approximately 8 degrees Fahrenheit.
“An infrared view of Jupiter’s North Pole. The movie utilizes imagery derived from data collected by the Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument aboard NASA’s Juno mission. The images were obtained during Juno’s fourth pass over Jupiter. Infrared cameras are used to sense the temperature of Jupiter’s atmosphere and provide insight into how the powerful cyclones at Jupiter’s poles work,” according to a NASA statement.