JunoCam at PJ60

PJ60 (on 2024 April 9) began with a medium-range flyby of Io, which revealed more volcanic activity than JunoCam has hitherto seen, including four active plumes on the limb, and a spectacular new red ring around a far-southerly caldera.  Moving on to Jupiter, JunoCam produced a complete map of the planet, at a time when the planet had almost ceased to be visible to ground-based observers.  Although north polar images were again impaired by Jupiter’s radiation belt, four circumpolar cyclones were fully imaged.

The report is here as a PDF:   Report-on-PJ60

The full-size figures are in this ZIP file:  PJ60-report_Figures

Some of the figures are shown below.

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