A Van Gogh Jupiter: Planet’s clouds swirl like a painting

NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured a spectacular view of a monstrous Jupiter storm that resembles the swirling pastel clouds of a Vincent van Gogh painting. 

The new image was taken on Oct. 24 during Juno’s ninth close flyby of the gas giant planet. The swirling clouds are a massive, raging storm in Jupiter’snorthern hemisphere, according to a statement from NASA

“The storm is rotating counterclockwise with a wide range of cloud altitudes. The darker clouds are expected to be deeper in the atmosphere than the brightest clouds,” NASA officials said in the statement. “Within some of the bright ‘arms’ of this storm, smaller clouds and banks of clouds can be seen, some of which are casting shadows to…

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