Striking NASA picture shows Jupiter's storms in stunning detail

NASA has released an incredible image of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot and swirling storms in the planet’s southern hemisphere.

The image was captured by the space agency’s Juno spacecraft during a close pass of the planet on Feb. 12, 2019. The color-enhanced view is taken from 3 images of Jupiter snapped when Juno was between 16,700 miles and 59,300 miles above Jupiter’s cloud tops, according to NASA.

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The turbulent region resembles marble in the picture.

In a statement, the government space agency explained that citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created the image using data from the Juno’s JunoCam imager.

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Juno has captured a host of stunning images since it reached Jupiter in 2016. Earlier this year, for example, NASA released striking images of Jupiter’s storms captured during a late December flyby.

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The fifth rock from the Sun and the heftiest planet in the solar system, Jupiter is what's known as a gas giant — a ball of hydrogen and helium — unlike rocky Earth and Mars.

Fox News’ Jennifer Earl and the Associated Press contributed to this article. Follow James Rogers on Twitter @jamesjrogers