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12 amazing images of Jupiter

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
This enhanced-color image of a dark spot on Jupiter also shows swirling storms.

Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko

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'Galaxy' of swirling storms

Juno took this image on Feb. 2, 2017, from about 9,000 miles above the giant planet’s cloud tops, according to NASA. It shows a large dark spot on the right side of the photo, which is actually a dark storm. On the left side is a bright, oval-shaped storm with higher, brighter clouds, which NASA describes as being reminiscent of a swirling galaxy.

"Citizen scientist" Roman Tkachenko enhanced the colors in the photo before NASA released it to the public. If you're interested in turning one of Juno's images of Jupiter into a work of art, join the JunoCam community.