NASA has published an incredible picture of Jupiter's famous big red spot and swirling storms in the planet's southern hemisphere.
The image was taken by the Juno spacecraft during a close run of the planet on February 1
NASA's JUNO SPACECFT captures the massive storms of Jupiter to bring out PLANET'S STRIKING BLEMISH (19659006).
The turbulent region resembles marble in the picture.
In a statement, the state space agency, Robert M. said the image is based on data from the JunoCam importer of Juno.
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Juno has taken a multitude of stunning images since reaching Jupiter in the year 20. At the beginning of the year, NASA published striking images of Jupiter's storms that were taken during a flyby in December.
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The fifth rock of the sun and the most powerful planet of the sun Jupiter is what is known as the gas giant – a sphere of hydrogen and helium – in contrast to the rocky one Earth and Mars.
Jennifer Earl and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers