A citizen scientist has transformed NASA’s original image of Juno into a video of flying over Jupiter, allowing the public to see the planet “up close” in a new way. NASA was so impressed with the video that it shared it publicly with astronomers, noting that the images were first taken in early June. < / P > < p > NASA’s Juno probe was launched in 2011 and spent most of its time orbiting Jupiter, a mysterious gaseous giant planet covered in a chaotic storm. The Juno probe, which studies the planet, is equipped with a variety of instruments, one of which is the junocam camera. In early June, when the spacecraft was flying over Jupiter, it used this camera to take still images. It was Juno’s 27th closest flight to the gas giant, about 2000 miles above Jupiter’s clouds. As it passed Jupiter, the spacecraft sped at 130000 miles an hour. Of the images captured during the 90 minute flight, 41 were used by citizen scientist Kevin M. gill to make the cinematic videos shared above. < / P > < p > according to NASA, these still images are projected onto a sphere and the motion visible in the video is animated using a virtual camera. According to NASA, this provides an approximate appearance of what someone might see if they fly over Jupiter in a spacecraft. NASA points out that the images are available in their original form for anyone to download and use. < / P > < p > NASA provides a website dedicated to civic science and junocam image processing, giving the public the opportunity to participate in the agency’s broader work. NASA says it particularly likes image editing, including clipping content to relevant parts and adding color enhancement, including panchromatic reconstruction. The report shows that the number of app store purchases soared in the first half of this year due to the impact of covid-19

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