NASA has released an incredible picture of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot and the swirling storms of the southern hemisphere of the planet.
The image was captured by the spacecraft's Juno probe during a close-up of the planet on February 12, 2019. The optimized color view is taken from 3 Jupiter images taken when Juno was between 16,700 and 59,300 miles above the clouds of Jupiter. , according to NASA.
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The turbulent region looks like marble in the photo.
In a statement, the government space agency said citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created the image using data from Juno's JunoCam imager.
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Juno has captured a host of breathtaking images since arriving at Jupiter in 2016. Earlier this year, for example, NASA released vivid images of Jupiter storms captured during a late-December flyby.
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Fifth stone of the Sun and the heavier planet in the solar system, Jupiter is what is called a gas giant – a ball of hydrogen and helium – unlike the Rocky Earth and Mars.
Jennifer Earl, Fox News, and Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers