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3.35 μmJames Webb Space Telescope
molecular hydrogen
2.12 μmJames Webb Space Telescope

Jupiter Showcases Auroras, Hazes (NIRCam Widefield View)

With giant storms, powerful winds, auroras, and extreme temperature and pressure conditions, Jupiter has a lot going on. Now, the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope has captured new images of the planet. Webb’s Jupiter observations will give scientists even more clues to Jupiter’s inner life.

In this wide-field view, Webb sees Jupiter with its faint rings, which are a million times fainter than the planet, and two tiny moons called Amalthea and Adrastea. The fuzzy spots in the lower background are likely galaxies “photobombing” this Jovian view.  

This is a composite image from Webb’s NIRCam instrument (two filters) and was acquired on 27 July 2022.


NASA, ESA, Jupiter ERS Team; image processing by Ricardo Hueso (UPV/EHU) and Judy Schmidt

About the Image

Id: jupiter-auroras2
Type: Planetary
Release date: 22 August 2022, 14:04
Size: 3283 x 2829 px

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