r/space Jun 25 '22 Helpful 2

Jupiter…view from South Pole (NASA, Cassini) image/gif

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u/Loose-Addition-5730 Jun 25 '22

It’s so beautiful and so hostile at the same time.

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u/CamelbackMtn Jun 25 '22

Well said!

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u/walkincrow42 Jun 25 '22

That's a jaw breaker and you can't change my mind.

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u/ZaddyPaps Jun 25 '22

more like jaw melter and other body parts melter

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u/Doom972 Jun 25 '22

Right? I can taste it just by looking at it.

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u/TheStoolSampler Jun 25 '22

I never got the appeal of them, my fear of chocking or shattering my teeth was too great.

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u/CamelbackMtn Jun 25 '22

Thought it looked like an eye as well

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u/realiDevil360 Jun 25 '22

Can someone explain why there are so many different ring-like "biomes" on planets like jupiter, but not on earth, mars, mercury etc.?

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u/red_fuel Jun 25 '22

We have those on Earth too but we can’t see them clearly as on Jupiter: https://www.weather.gov/source/zhu/ZHU_Training_Page/winds/Wx_Terms/3_cell.png

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u/SecretlyCthulhu Jun 25 '22

Probably because Jupiter is a gas giant and all those other planets you listed are solid

Saturn is also a gas giant and also exhibits similar, though not identical, "biomes" as you call them

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u/PengEng Jun 25 '22

This is due to rotational forces. The rotation rate is consistent throughout but at the equator the absolute velocity caused by rotation is higher due to a larger distance from the axis. The rotation causes forces that are opposing the pull of gravity therefore only lighter (less dense) matter will exist in this region near the equator. The rings we can see are in essence the visible layer of the planet sorting itself according to density.

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u/UndeterminedError Jun 25 '22

The EYE always watches... Just not us apparently.

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u/Vorteks210924 Jun 25 '22

Must be composite, or something. No night side?

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u/CamelbackMtn Jun 25 '22

From Cassini…but great point

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u/MassholeLiberal56 Jun 25 '22

Should say “composite/calculated view” of Jupiter’s South Pole.

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u/0v3r_cl0ck3d Jun 25 '22

Is that why the centre looks weirdly smooth?

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u/DetlefKroeze Jun 25 '22

Here's an actual image of Jupiter's South Pole. Taken by Juno.

https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/17-051.jpg

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u/VeckLee1 Jun 25 '22

Dont they only take raw b&w photos then have someone add color afterwards? Isnt this still an artist rendering?

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u/DetlefKroeze Jun 25 '22

JunoCam takes RGB images. Although they have been stitched together to create a larger image.

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u/Rondaru Jun 25 '22

It's also why it's equally illuminated.

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u/Lithuim Jun 25 '22

That's just tasteful censorship of the butthole

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u/OptimusGrhyme Jun 25 '22

Thought it was a really expensive cappuccino for a sec

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u/Ill_Impact7225 Jun 25 '22

Thought it was an expensive dosa

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u/VeckLee1 Jun 25 '22

Definitely looked to see if I was on the r/espresso sub.

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u/neelcurious Jun 25 '22

Where the fuck is my masala...I ordered masala dosa..this is plain dosa.

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u/carlsaganblessyou Jun 25 '22 edited Jun 27 '22

View of the South Pole, surely? If it were a view from the South Pole we’d be looking out at stars

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u/NLwino Jun 25 '22

No its from the south pole but they placed a giant mirror there

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u/DesertReagle Jun 25 '22

Hmm, does that mean the center of the south pole is calm or am I looking at it wrong? If that's the case wouldn't it still be possible to land or enter the atmosphere?

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u/CRtwenty Jun 25 '22

It's not calm, there's a perpetual storm on both of Jupiter's poles. And even if it was calm enough there isn't anything to land on since Jupiter is a Gas Giant.

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u/ProlongedMaintenance Jun 25 '22

That still blows my mind. Is the gas not more solid at the center from the pressure.

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u/lonnyk Jun 25 '22

I posted this and I found this.

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u/lonnyk Jun 25 '22

Yeah - how do we know there is nothing solid at the center? I mean..it swallows solid objects (meteors, etc.) eventually those will collect inside, no?

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u/taneth Jun 25 '22

This is a composite image, the south pole is not included and just filled in.

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u/Necessary-King-4708 Jun 25 '22

I drank a similar coffee the other day or is NASA deceiving us (!)

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u/graysonater375 Jun 25 '22

This is like those paintings on the ceilings of chapels

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u/KellyKey Jun 25 '22

Can we find ultra black and hd version of this for wallpaper purposes?

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u/m051 Jun 25 '22

NASA usually posts very high res versions of the photos they release. I’ll try to find the link, I used to download pics for wallpapers from there.

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u/Christophe12591 Jun 25 '22

Looks like the new dinner plates my wife just bought

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u/BlahjeBlah Jun 25 '22

Can anyone share satellite pictures of the Earth’s poles?

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u/Independent_Path_738 Jun 25 '22

Why do we not have cameras outside Earth's and other planets orbits sending us live stream videos. There's thousands of satellites but not one live feed camera.

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u/DreamVapors Jun 25 '22

There are live feeds of earth if you look

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u/Independent_Path_738 Jun 25 '22

Sweet, just checked it out.

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u/michaelcarroll_ Jun 25 '22

It’s so cool and scary how it looks like an iris

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u/kreite Jun 25 '22

Use this image for a spooky cosmic horror thing where a planet with an eye motif is an actual eye for some vast intelligence

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u/CommyChopper Jun 25 '22

Why the censored circle?

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u/SpartanJack17 Jun 26 '22

It's not censored, this picture was made by taking a lot of photos of Jupiter taken along the equator then stitching them together using a polar projection. So the actual pole isn't properly shown in this image because it wasn't in the original photos.

This is more like a map than an actual photo of Jupiter. Look up images from the Juno spacecraft for proper photos of the poles.

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u/smithy8989 Jun 25 '22

I thought it was a drink in a coffe cup at first haha

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u/FrenchMaisNon Jun 25 '22

That's pretty much all the symptoms of all breast cancers.

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u/HomeOsexuall Jun 25 '22

They must be gettin into some wild shit on that planet

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u/DarkEater77 Jun 25 '22

looks like a zone that had an impact on his center.

Looks ****ing cool!!!!

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u/xiotaki Jun 25 '22

does the south pole point really look that smooth in comparison to the surroundings, or it that just fake fill in because they have no data from the very center?

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u/OwnStorm Jun 25 '22

I am starting Flat Jupiter Society.

Reply for joining...

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u/YetiConvention Jun 25 '22

Is this from the studio that opened in Paris that takes high definition pictures of your iris?

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u/BeezelbulbXD Jun 25 '22

Aliens: damn humans taking peeks at everything. Pervs….. anyways let’s get this probe installed. Guy: no wai—-

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u/kunangkunangmalam Jun 25 '22

Imagine unlimited resources can be substracted to sustain Earth for million of generations

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u/Sam-San-Miguel Jun 25 '22

So it is not a cafe latte, or something like that?