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NASA Captures Jupiter's True Colors

Most of the time, scientists make their images of space look more artistic.

This isn't just for fun (though it is fun), but because a little bit of colorization goes a long way when showing raw images of planets or light from space that our eyes can't see.

This means that the Carina Nebula doesn't look like warm, melted toffee, no matter how hard NASA's James Webb Space Telescope tried to make us believe it did.

Even though it says so in elementary school books, Venus is not a yellow sphere. And despite what the Hubble Space Telescope seems to say, the Veil Nebula is not a rainbow-colored worm.

It's about how the surface of Jupiter would look if we could look at it like we look at the moon. He really is the king of the solar system.

NASA: "This clearly reveals some of Jupiter's most intriguing aspects, including colour variation from chemical composition, swirling vortices, and small, bright 'pop-up' clouds."

Juno is a spacecraft the size of a basketball court. It makes long, looping orbits around the reddish-brown world while taking pictures and gathering information about it.

It sent back an amazing photobook of Jupiter, including azure and opal watercolour vortices, a pink-toned view of Jupiter's atmosphere, and darker, more realistic pictures of the planet's layers.

In the new picture of a gas giant that Jónsson showed, Juno was about 3,300 miles (5,300 kilometres) above Jupiter's cloud tops and about 50 degrees from the planet.