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NASA’s US$1 Billion Spacecraft Snaps Striking Free-To-Download Photographs
By Mikelle Leow, 10 Apr 2018
Image via NASA / Rafael Ruiz (public domain)
Having recently completed its 11th high-speed expedition to Jupiter, NASA’s ‘Juno’ shuttle sent back up-close images of the gas planet.
The visuals were shot by the space agency’s ‘JunoCam’ device, which snaps photos every 53 days while traveling at 130,000 miles per hour.
Typically, photo uploads take about days or weeks to reach Earth, but the end results are evidently worth the wait. The surreal swirling cloud patterns of the gas planet are arrestingly beautiful.
NASA has released the raw images taken of Jupiter for free use, and you can use them however you wish, whether to turn them into wallpapers or posters.
Some fans have taken the liberty to colorize the photos to incredible detail, such as this one by citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill, which is free for personal use.
View some resources below and download the raw files here.
Image via NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Aran Anderson (public domain)
[via International Space Academy, images via here]
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