NASA spots Jupiter’s clouds of many colors

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Jupiter’s colorful clouds. Photo: NASA

PASADENA, Calif. — A photo of Jupiter shows the planet has clouds of many colors. NASA recently released the picture the Juno spacecraft took last month.

The image was enhanced to highlight the color differences. Not all storm clouds are the same over Jupiter. Some are white, some are cream-colored and another looks orange.

The Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011 on a mission to gain a better understanding of the largest planet in the solar system. It arrived at Jupiter in July.

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