NASA’s Breathtaking Jupiter Photos Are Straight Out Of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill via

Life imitates art in outer space. Last June, NASA produced a

stunning photo
of Jupiter that resembled Vincent van Gogh’s
Starry Night. Now, a newly-surfaced image proves that it wasn’t a
one-off phenomenon.

As part of its three-year project to collect scientific data about
the planet, the space agency has unveiled new
of Jupiter that are straight-up Starry Night vibes.

The images, shot using the Juno spacecraft’s ‘JunoCam’,
depict dramatic atmospheric characteristics found in the celestial
body’s northern hemisphere. Juno captured the photos some 8,000
miles from the cloud tops during its flyby of Jupiter.

In some of the pictures, clouds are seen swirling around a circular
feature from a jet-stream zone known as ‘Jet N6’. They were
then color-enhanced by software engineer Kevin M. Gill, giving off
strong Post-Impressionist feels.

When the photos surfaced online, Twitter users couldn’t help but
point out the similarities between the clouds atop Jupiter and
those in Starry Night. At least one user asked,
“Van Gogh, is that you?”

While the common sentiment is that Planet Jupiter is the
otherworldly doppelgänger of the Post-Impressionist piece, some
have also remarked its resemblances with the paintings of Claude
Monet and Jack Pollock.

Head over here to
see the latest processed photos from ‘JunoCam’.

The view from here 🌫️.

Dramatic atmospheric features in
‘s northern hemisphere are captured in this image from
my latest flyby

— NASA’s Juno Mission (@NASAJuno)
February 22, 2019

Van Gogh is that u?

— Adam N (@adamnoun)
February 22, 2019

🤔 @vangoghmuseum
is it?

— GLOBAL LINES (@Globalines)
February 25, 2019

This part reminds me of a child in the womb,
and all that swirls around him or her in the waking world.

— Gina Imboden (@Giimboden127)
February 22, 2019

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill via

Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill via

Image Credits: NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran
via Mission

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