See Jupiter’s Great Red Spot as you’ve never seen it before in this work of art.

Artist Mik Petter created this unique, digital artwork using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The art form, known as fractals, uses mathematical formulas to create art with an infinite variety of form, detail, color and light. The tumultuous atmospheric zones in and around the Great Red Spot are highlighted by the author’s use of colorful fractals.

Vibrant colors of various tints and hues, combined with the almost organic-seeming shapes, make this image seem to be a colorized and crowded petri dish of microorganisms, or a close-up view of microscopic and wildly-painted seashells.

The original JunoCam image was taken on July 10, 2017, at 10:10 p.m. EDT, as the Juno spacecraft performed its seventh close flyby of Jupiter. The spacecraft captured the image from about 8,648 miles (13,917 kilometers) above the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of -32.6 degrees.

JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at: ​


艺术家Mik Petter利用美国国家航空航天局朱诺号宇宙飞船上的JunoCam成像仪的数据创作了这个独特的数字艺术品。这种艺术形式被称为分形,它使用数学公式来创造形式、细节、颜色和光线无限变化的艺术。作者使用了彩色的分形来突出大红斑内部和周围混乱的大气区域。