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This awesome image from NASA reveals what Jupiter looks like…

This awesome image from NASA reveals what Jupiter looks like when viewed from its south pole. And it looks like the biggest spin art ever.

This incredible sight is a polar stereographic projection captured by the Cassini spacecraft on December 11th and 12th during its Jupiter flyby en route to Saturn.

NASA describes some of Jupiter’s features in this image:

“The map shows a variety of colorful cloud features, including parallel reddish-brown and white bands, the Great Red Spot, multi-lobed chaotic regions, white ovals and many small vortices. Many clouds appear in streaks and waves due to continual stretching and folding by Jupiter’s winds and turbulence. The bluish-gray features along the north edge of the central bright band are equatorial “hot spots,” meteorological systems such as the one entered by NASA’s Galileo probe. Small bright spots within the orange band north of the equator are lightning-bearing thunderstorms. The polar region shown here is less clearly visible because Cassini viewed it at an angle and through thicker atmospheric haze.”

[via Twisted Sifter]

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