Juno Gets a Look Below Jupiter’s Bands of Clouds

New observations from NASA Juno taken in microwave light show that the visible zones and bands on the surface extend below and change while Jupiter’s Great Red Spot has been found to extend down 500 kilometers below the surface.

Beth Johnson
4 min readNov 7, 2021

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IMAGE: Artist impression based on JunoCam image of Jupiter acquired on July 21, 2021. Enhanced to highlight features, clouds, colors, and the beauty of Jupiter. CREDIT: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/TanyaOleksuik © CC NC SA

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Beth Johnson

Planetary scientist, podcast host. Communication specialist for SETI Institute and Planetary Science Institute. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/planetarypan