First 3D renders from JunoCam data reveal ‘frosted cupcake’ clouds on Jupiter

Animations of the relative heights of the cloud tops of Jupiter reveal delicately textured swirls and peaks that resemble the frosting on top of a cupcake. The animation uses data from JunoCam, the visible-light camera onboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which has been orbiting Jupiter since 2016. The results have been presented today by citizen scientist and professional mathematician and software developer, Gerald Eichst√§dt, at the Europlanet Science Congress (EPSC) 2022 in Granada.

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