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NASA’s latest Jupiter image will blow you away

by Brandon Russell | June 17, 2017June 17, 2017 6:00 am PDT

This image, taken by the Juno spacecraft’s JunoCam, was snapped in May as the spacecraft raced passed Jupiter. I don’t have to tell you that it’s a spectacular and breathtaking look at the gas giant.

Like the other incredible pictures we’ve seen of Jupiter, the image above has been enhanced to highlight the variety in the planet’s stormy atmosphere.

The result is a surreal world of vibrant color, clarity and contrast. Four of the white oval storms known as the “String of Pearls” are visible near the top of the image. Interestingly, one orange-colored storm can be seen at the belt-zone boundary, while other storms are more of a cream color.

Last month, the JunoCam snapped a trove of images as Juno flew by Jupiter, giving us a great look at massive cyclones over the planet’s south pole.

Juno is set to make another flyby early next month, when it will collect more information and images for us to gawk at.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...