Take A Moment To Marvel At This Jaw-Dropping New Image Of Jupiter's Storms

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Jupiter, the enormous gas giant is known to have breathtaking patterns across its surface, with images proving its beauty true. Now, new photographs courtesy of NASA’s Juno spacecraft. No, your eyes are not fooling you that is in fact an image of the gas giant’s surface, not an abstract painting created by the hand of an artist.
Breathtaking screenshot of Jupiter's atmosphere from short movie "Wanderers"



This image was processed by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstadt, and Sean Doran who enhanced the image’s best aspects and despite all of this, the swirls remain fully original.
 
NASA captures stunning image of Jupiter and its clouds NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt/ Seán Doran)
Jupiter is unique and nothing on Earth compares to the complexity, ferocity, and beauty of Jupiter’s storms which intertwine with each other within the planet’s atmosphere which forms Jupiter’s infamous storms. The images presented here were taken from a distance of just 11,747 miles (18,906 kilometers) from the surface of Jupiter’s clouds. To get an idea in your head, this distance is approximately that of New York and Perth, Australia, according to NASA.

The Juno spacecraft also captures a cloud system located within the northern hemisphere of Jupiter, which is colored in blues and grays, as observed on October 24rth of this year. 

 These images were taken during Juno’s ninth flyby of the planet, and the scale in the image is 7.75 miles (12.5 kilometers) per pixel.
 
Data captured by the Juno spacecraft shows Jupiter's south pole. The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometres) in diameter CREDIT: NASA
NASA says that “because of the Juno-Jupiter-Sun angle when the spacecraft captures this image, the higher-altitude clouds can be seen casting shadows on their surroundings. The behavior is most easily observable in the whitest regions in the image, but also in a few isolated spots in both the bottom and the right areas of the image.”

The images here were taken by Juno’s JunoCam instrument and is responsible for quite the variety of breathtaking images which are greatly admired by all. The JunoCam also took pictures of the whole planet, and also of its many moons. Also, these images provided a view on Jupiter’s South Pole like never before.

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