Space

Why NASA's Image of Jupiter's True Colors Is So Very Special

By Aazam

October 19, 2022

The drab gray image of the gas behemoth is unquestionably more impressive than its colorful predecessor

This isn't just for fun; it's also because adding a little color can emphasize the details of planets or show cosmic light that is invisible to the human eye

The Carina Nebula doesn't like warm, melted caramel, despite what NASA's James Webb Space Telescope may have tried to persuade us of

Venus is not the mustard-yellow spherical that elementary school textbooks portray it to be

Observe the left half of the image below, which was captured by NASA's Juno mission

It roughly represents how Jupiter's surface would seem if we could gaze upon it in the same way that we do the moon

According to a statement from NASA, it has boosted color saturation and contrast to sharpen small-scale Jovian features

According to the agency, this alteration was necessary to remove noise or other artifacts in the portrait

Obviously, this depiction of Jupiter's marbling is more aesthetically arresting, but think about how the left-side represents reality

There is a gaseous sphere in outer space that has enough room for more than 1,300 Earths