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The Views of Jupiter You Won't Find in a Textbook

NASA spacecraft Juno is providing a fresh look at the gas giant since settling into its orbit last summer.
Source: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Roman Tkachenko

Imagine Jupiter as it’s usually depicted: a bulbous marble, with alternating bands of reds, oranges, yellows, and creams, a few wisps of blue and green, and that unmistakable round spot just south of the equator, the mark of a storm that has churned for decades.

This sideways view of Jupiter is the one humans have been used to seeing for decades, since the first close-up photos of the gas giant were taken by

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