NASA shares image of red cyclones waving at Jupiter’s North Pole – but the internet says the planet looks like a “piponi pizza”
- NASA shared an image captured by Juno with cyclones waving on Jupiter
- The image shows the red and yellow swirls at the North Pole of the planet
- The agency shared it on Instagram and users compared it to a pepperoni pizza
NASA shared a detailed image of Jupiter, but viewers said it looked more like ‘a pepperoni pizza’.
Space Juno has been testing the massive planet since 2011 and recently sent back a picture of red rotating cyclones to the North Pole region.
The U.S. space agency shared the image on Instagram and users responded by comparing features to popular food.
One user called it ‘Planet Pizza’, while another said it looked like a burnt pie.
However, infrared photography highlights lava-like storms on Jupiter’s rods, and when viewed under visible light, clouds appear as a blue glow.
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NASA shared a detailed image of Jupiter, but viewers said it looked more like ‘a pepperoni pizza’. Space Juno has been testing the massive planet since 2011 and recently sent back a picture of red cyclones returning to the North Pole region
Juno has been NASA’s eyes as it orbited Jupiter, but the agency has decided to use the powerful James Webb Space Telescope to observe the planet in hopes of making more detailed discoveries.
Imke de Pater of the University of California, Berkeley, and Thierry Fouchet of the de Paris Observatory said, ‘It will be a really challenging experiment.’
‘Jupiter is so bright, and Webb’s instruments are so sensitive, that observing both the brightest planet and its fainter rings and moons will be an excellent test of how to make the most of technology innovative and Webb. ‘
NASA recently shared an image of severe storms orbiting the poles of Jupiter.
The Floor is lava ‘, NASA shared in the Instagram post. “Oh wait, never forget, this is just an infrared view of Jupiter’s North Pole.”
The U.S. space agency shared the image on Instagram and users responded by comparing features to popular food. One user called it ‘Planet Pizza’, while another said it looked like a burnt pie
Our James Webb Space Telescope will examine the atmosphere of Jupiter’s polar region, where @NASAJuno discovered clusters of cyclones seen in this image. @ NASAWebb data will provide much more detail than is possible in past observations, measurements of winds, cloud particles, gas composition and temperature.
Moments after the image was displayed, users came together to leave a comment mentioning that the image looks like pizza.
One user wrote ‘Pizza is the Forbidden Pizza’ and a number of users just responded to the image with the pizza emoji.
Infrared photography highlights lava-like storms on Jupiter’s rods, and when viewed under visible light, clouds appear as a blue glow
NASA shared an image of the storms under visible light, which shows the North Pole of Jupiter with a bluish tinge and traces of storm clouds swaying around in the atmosphere.
Scott Bolton, chief investigator for the Juno spacecraft, said in a statement: “It’s clearer that there are colors out there than other parts of the planet, and there’s a lot of storms.”
“There is no sign of the long belts or area and belts we are used to – this image is hardly known as Jupiter.”
‘We are seeing signs that the clouds are shady, perhaps indicating that the clouds are at a higher altitude than the other features.
ATFAR TESHT TELEXOPE JAMES WEBB?
The James Webb Telescope has been described as a ‘time machine’ that can help uncover the secrets of our universe.
The telescope will be used to look back at the first galaxies born in the early universe more than 13.5 billion years ago, and to observe the sources of stars, exoplanets, and even the moons and planets of our solar system.
The Wide Telescope, which has already cost more than $ 7 billion ($ 5 billion), is considered a descendant of the Space Telescope in perimeter space.
The James Webb Telescope and most of its instruments have an operating temperature of about 40 Kelvin – about minus 387 Fahrenheit (minus 233 Celsius).
Officials say the cost could exceed the $ 8 billion ($ 5.6 billion) program cap set by Congress. The space agency has already poured $ 7 billion ($ 5 billion) into the telescope.
When launched in 2020, it will be the largest and most powerful telescope in the world, capable of seeing 200 million years after the Big Bang.
In January the telescope was successfully tested in a giant vacuum chamber at the Johnson Space Center – proving it would work in deep space.
The telescope underwent 100 days of cryogenic testing, where temperatures plunged hundreds of degrees below freezing to ensure it operated in extreme cold.