Stunning NASA images of Jupiter reveal megacyclone ‘thousands of miles across’

Stunning images have been unveiled, showing Jupiter as you’ve never seen it before.

The largest planet in the solar system has been observed by a NASA spacecraft since 2016.

Strange spot discovered on Jupiter


Strange spot discovered on JupiterCredit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Navaneeth Krishnan

The data from this allows citizen scientists to digitally enhance images with stunning results.

On November 6, the project known as Juno made a very close approach to the planet, capturing some exciting new visual material.

It usually takes a few pictures about every five weeks as it nears Jupiter’s polar regions.

A swirling shot shows a northern circumpolar cyclone.

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The image has been artistically enhanced and uses false colors to emphasize how scientists expect the area.

Another shows a strange blob in Jupiter’s southern tropical zone.

Anyone can download the raw data and edit it themselves.

All of this is available through Nasa’s dedicated JunoCam project website.

You can then upload your creations to the site for others to enjoy.

The creations behind consider the creations more as works of art but are still very impressive to marvel at.

Juno has also recently been busy snapping images of Jupiter’s frozen moon Europa.

The series of snapshots released in September has given scientists an up-close look at the mysterious, icy satellite for two decades.

The northern circumpolar cyclone of Jupiter


The northern circumpolar cyclone of JupiterPhoto credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Navaneeth Krishnan S

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