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12 amazing images of Jupiter

By: Katherine Butler on March 28, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
Jupiter's south pole

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

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South pole

The Juno spacecraft captured this image of Jupiter’s south pole and its swirling atmosphere, and the photo was color-enhanced by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenk, according to NASA. The spacecraft was looking directly at the Jovian south pole on Feb. 2, 2017, from an altitude of about 63,400 miles. The swirls are cyclones, and white oval storms can be seen on the left side of the photo.