Breaking News - Jupiter in the rear view mirror: Juno probe captures stunning view

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The image, captured in the final minutes of a recent close flyby of Jupiter, NASA's Juno spacecraft captured a departing view of the planet's swirling southern hemisphere.  Share this article Share 23 shares NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:23 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:23 a.m. EDT on May 24), as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter.  The region seen here is somewhat chaotic and turbulent, given the various swirling cloud formations, NASA said. The color-enhanced image was taken at 11:31 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (2:31 a.m. EDT on May 24), as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 44,300 miles (71,400 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, above a southern latitude of 71 degrees Jupiter's storms up close: At the time, the Juno spacecraft was about 4,900 miles (7,900 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the gas giant planet at a northern latitude of about 41 degrees. Jupiter's 'Great Red Spot' has is shrivelling at a rate of 140 miles (230km) per year, driving its cloud tops upwards. Chemicals that give the storm its reddish hue are being lifted to higher altitudes, which could be turning the spot orange. Researchers suggest the spot has gradually deepened in colour since 2014 Scientists suggest the changes are the result of the storm's shifting winds, which reach speeds of 425 miles per hour (680kph) as they push Jupiter's crimson clouds counterclockwise around the planet's southern hemisphere more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Ultrafast photography at 100 billion frames per second Watch video Johns Hopkins University shows how color vision develops in humans Watch video Animation shows how fast radio bursts travel to Earth Watch video Animation shows similarity between pain and pleasure expressions Watch video 'Are you the queen?' Theodora's cheeky question to Fergie Watch video Highlights from Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding Watch video Demi Moore reveals Stella McCartney dress for Eugenie's wedding party Watch video Meghan Markle appears to eye roll Prince Harry at Eugenie's wedding Watch video Princess Beatrice helps Princess Eugenie into Aston Martin Watch video Sealed with a kiss! Princess Eugenie and Jack leave chapel Watch video Kate Moss and Liv Tyler arrive for Eugenie's royal wedding Watch video 'Love at first sight': Princess Eugenie opens up about husband-to-be Trapped between two jet streams, the Great Red Spot is an anticyclone swirling around a centre of high atmospheric pressure that makes it rotate in the opposite sense of hurricanes on Earth. Nasa's Juno spacecraft passed about 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) above the Giant Red Spot clouds in July of 2017 

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