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NASA's Juno Spacecraft Captures The Swirling Storms Of Jupiter

Next wallpaper for your laptop sorted.

01/12/2017 17:05 GMT

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has provided us with a seemingly endless supply of incredible photos of Jupiter.

That trend continues with this stunning image of the gas giant’s swirling storms found near the north pole.

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/ Sean Doran

While vital to science, it’s fair to say that this latest image is just as deserving to be the next wallpaper for your laptop or smartphone because it really is that pretty,

Taken from an altitude of just 11,747 miles above the clouds, Juno was not only able to capture the intricate network of clouds but even in some cases the shadows of the larger formations bearing down on the smaller ones.

These incredible formations can in some cases be Earth-sized and have been raging for hundreds of years.

As a rather staggering example of just how large the planet is, the scale of this particular image is almost 8 miles to every pixel.

The image was enhanced by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran, two firm favourites of the NASA team who have produced some absolutely breathtaking images in the past.

NASA

You can see more of Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran’s works here.