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NASA releases new images of raging storm on Jupiter

MIAMI: NASA on Wednesday released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot, snapped earlier this week as an unmanned probe zipped by. The US space agency's Juno spacecraft flew over the storm late Monday, offering humanity's closest look yet at the iconic feature of our solar system's largest planet. "For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter's Great Red Spot," said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest…

NASA releases stunning new image of Jupiter’s ‘great red spot’

WASHINGTON: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has released new dramatic images of Jupiter’s ‘Great Red Spot’. The megastorm has been going for several centuries and is much larger than the Earth. Also visible in the photo are the ‘String of Pearls’, a series of three smaller storms in the southern hemisphere of the planet. But while the image could pass for a photograph, it was actually created by citizen scientist Roman Tkachenko. He processed raw data from the JunoCam instrument…