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This stunning image capture by Juno shows how Jupiter is covered by storm

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After analysis some data from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft, a local scientists have finally published a gorgeous photo of Jupiter which shows how it is covered in storm.

This photo was created by a local scientist after gathering information from NASA’s Juno spacecraft which is orbiting around the gaseous planet Jupiter since July 4, 2016. The photo reveals a lot of amazing facts about Jupiter which includes its mysterious red spot. After certain researches, it has been found that the giant red spot is due to accumulation of some rare gaseous around Jupiter’s outer surface. The photo also reveals a smaller companion, Oval BA, which is a series of round, white storms which spans across this crescent view of the planet Jupiter. To sum up in total, Jupiter currently has eight of these storms, which are popularly known as the “string of pearls. It is officially declared by NASA.

Gradually NASA is realising all the photos taken by Juno Spacecraft which is orbiting around Jupiter. This new image that NASA recently published was taken by scientist Roman Tkachenko. He used JunoCam to create the photo. The photo was taken on December 11, 2016, during the Juno spacecraft most recent close orbiting session of Jupiter. At that time when the photo was taken, Juno was nearly about 285,100 miles (458,800 kilometres) from the giant planet’s cloud tops as officially said by NASA.

According to NASA reports, such close flybys are only possible once in every 54 days and that day was one of those closest flyby day when the photo was taken.

“This is really the public’s camera. We are hoping students and whole classrooms will get involved and join our team. The citizen science is at its best”, said Juno spacecraft team lead on Friday. Juno spacecraft was launched on August 2011 and it has travelled as much as 2 billion miles to reach Jupiter.

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