Stunning close-ups of the planet are captured by NASA'S Juno probe

Oil painting swirls, raging storms and Jupiter's famous 'Great Red Spot': Stunning close-ups of the planet are captured by NASA'S Juno probe Stunning images captured by NASA space telescope JunoCam shows swirling gas clouds covering Jupiter The dramatic pictures of Jupiter's 'chaotic and turbulent' clouds are colour-enhanced by NASA technicians  Junocam is designed to take pictures of the planet's polar regions to give clues about how it was formed The solar-powered spacecraft was launched in 2011 and entered a polar orbit of Jupiter in July, 2016  

By Yuan Ren For Mailonline and Victoria Bell For Mailonline

Published: 12:59 GMT, 15 March 2019 | Updated: 14:29 GMT, 15 March 2019

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Stunning images of the swirling gas clouds and raging storms covering Jupiter have been revealed by NASA.

The space agency's Juno probe captured the images using its on-board camera, known as the JunoCam.

It was specifically designed to take pictures of the planet's polar regions in its quest to search for clues about how the planet formed.

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Despite the planet's beautiful 'cloud' gases captured Jupiter's cloud-shrouded planet may not even have a surface that humans could stand on

Despite the planet's beautiful 'cloud' gases captured Jupiter's cloud-shrouded planet may not even have a surface that humans could stand on

Juno was launched on August 5, 2011 and entered a polar orbit of the planet in July, 2016.

JunoCam captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles, as well as the shroud of swirling clouds that cover the gas giant.

Experts debate whether this covering is hiding a hidden solid core that humans could stand on or whether it is entirely comprised of gases.

Jupiter is two-and-a-half times the size of all the other planets in the Solar System combined.

The latest images of Jupiter's swirling cloud formation were processed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

While plenty of images of the planet's north hemisphere exists, the new images show the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.

NASA's Juno orbiter probe has revealed detailed images of the swirling gas clouds covering Jupiter. JunoCam captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles, as well as the shroud of swirling clouds that cover the gas giant.

NASA's Juno orbiter probe has revealed detailed images of the swirling gas clouds covering Jupiter. JunoCam captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles, as well as the shroud of swirling clouds that cover the gas giant.

While plenty of images of the planet's north hemisphere exists, the new images show the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. The latest images of Jupiter's swirling cloud formation was processed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

While plenty of images of the planet's north hemisphere exists, the new images show the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. The latest images of Jupiter's swirling cloud formation was processed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The Juno orbiter was launched on August 5, 2011 and entered a polar orbit of the planet in July, 2016. Its mission is to search for clues about how the planet formed and for the first time, the JunoCam has captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles

The Juno orbiter was launched on August 5, 2011 and entered a polar orbit of the planet in July, 2016. Its mission is to search for clues about how the planet formed and for the first time, the JunoCam has captured close-up photos of Jupiter's poles

The stunning close-up detail was captured by the camera on the spacecraft known as the JunoCam, specifically designed to take pictures of the planet's polar regions

The stunning close-up detail was captured by the camera on the spacecraft known as the JunoCam, specifically designed to take pictures of the planet's polar regions

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