New images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot released

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s Juno spacecraft passed over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot on Monday, giving the first up-close and personal view of the 10,000-mile-wide storm.

Now NASA is encouraging people to download, process and share the images. It image could even be shared on the Mission Juno website.

“We invite the public to act as a virtual imaging team … participating in key steps of the process, from identifying features of interest to sharing the finished images online,” the NASA website states.

“The types of image processing we’d love to see range from simply cropping an image to highlighting a particular atmospheric feature, as well as adding your own color enhancements, creating collages and adding advanced color reconstruction.”

“Anything from cropping to color enhancing to collaging is fair game. Be creative! Submit your images to to be featured on the Mission Juno website!”

The unprocessed, raw images are available online. Amateur astronomers can also help decide what photos the Juno spacecraft will take next.

“The public also helps determine which points on the planet will be photographed,” the NASA website states.