Why NASA's Image of Jupiter's True Colors Is So Very Special

By Aahil

October  27, 2022

Space

Anytime I see a picture of something in the universe these days, I squint with suspicion at first before laughing in delight.

This isn't only for fun; it can also highlight planet characteristics or reveal cosmic light that is unseen to the human eye by adding a little color.

Contrary to what you might have taught in primary school, Venus is not a mustard-yellow spherical object.

Sadly, contrary to what the Hubble Space Telescope states, the Veil Nebula is not an iridescent rainbow worm

It basically depicts what the surface of Jupiter might look like if we could look at it in the same way we look at the moon.

NASA has increased color saturation and contrast to sharpen small-scale Jovian features, according to a release.

Although Jupiter's marbling in this shape is surely more beautiful, consider how our reality is on the left.

This type of stop-motion movie was made possible by Juno, which achieved its point of closest approach to Jupiter and rose a little over 2,050 miles above the cloud tops of the planet.

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