Published Jul 13, 2017 at 12:18 PM | Updated at 12:29 PM PDT on Jul 13, 2017
NASA captured photos of Jupiter's Great Red Spot from its Juno Spacecraft, which on Monday, July 10, 2017, got closer to the planet than any probe ever had before: a mere 2,200 miles above the clouds. The spot is a raging hurricane more than 2.5 times larger than Earth.
"For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter's Great Red Spot," said Juno's principal investigator, Scott Bolton, in a statement. "Now we have the best pictures ever of this iconic storm."
Members of the public took the raw images shared by NASA and processed them with color and were uploaded to the NASA website.