The image shows Jupiter is the Great Red Spot and storms in the gas giant’s southern hemisphere.
(NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill)
NASA has an incredible image of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot and swirling storms on the planet’s southern hemisphere.
The photo was taken by the space agency’s Juno spacecraft during a close passage of the planet on Feb. 12, 2019. The colour-improved position of 3 images of Jupiter aligned when Juno was between 16,700 km 59,300 km above Jupiter’s cloud tops, according to NASA.
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The turbulent region looks like marble in the photo.
In a statement, the government space agency, explained that the citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created the image with the data of the Juno’s JunoCam imager.
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Juno has captured many beautiful images, because it reach Jupiter in 2016. Earlier this year, for example, NASA released striking images of Jupiter storms caught the end of December during a flyby.
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The fifth rock from the Sun, and the heftiest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is what is known as a gas giant — a ball of hydrogen and helium — in contrast to the rocky Earth and Mars.
Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers