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Recent news about giant planet from NASA.

NASAWebb captured a new view of Jupiter in infrared light, unearthing clues to the planet's inner life in a new image.

In addition to the planet's iconic Great Red Spot, its two moons, rings, and even distant galaxies are also visible.

Since infrared light is invisible to humans, the light has been mapped to the visible spectrum. In general, longer wavelengths are shown in red, and shorter wavelengths are shown in blue.

Citizen scientist Judy Schmidt processed these images and turned the raw data collected by Webb's sensors into the images.

Jupiter dominates the black background of space. The image is a composite and shows Jupiter in enhanced color.

The planet's great red spot appears here in white. The planet has swirling horizontal stripes in neon turquoise, winkle, pale pink, and cream. The stripes interact and blend at their edges like cream in coffee. Along both poles, the planet glows turquoise.

Bright orange auroras shine directly above the planet's surface at both poles.

Description for Image: Wide field view showing Jupiter in the upper right quadrant. The planet's swirling horizontal stripes are blue, brown, and cream. Blue auroras shine over Jupiter's north and south poles. A white light is emitted from the aurora. Along the planet's equator, the rings glow off-white. These rings are a million times dimmer than the planet itself! To the far left of the circle, a moon appears as a small white dot. This moon is only about 12 miles (20 km) in diameter. A little further to the left, another moon, about 150 km in diameter, shines with small white diffraction spikes. The rest of the image is black space, with white galaxies glowing faintly in the distance.

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