Jupiter as you've never seen it before

Jupiter (NASA)
Jupiter (NASA)

NASA has released stunning new images of Jupiter.

The space organisation's Juno probe is currently in orbit around the largest planet in our solar system, swinging in closer every 53 days.

It's most recent flyby of the planet's surface captured images of the gas giant's massive storms, some as wide as Earth itself.

Jupiter's south pole (NASA)
Jupiter's south pole (NASA)

False-colour images of the planet's southern lights, or aurora, were also captured on Juno's spectrograph.

Jupiter (NASA)
Jupiter (NASA)

The latest batch of images Juno sent back also included the first ever shot from inside Jupiter's rings, looking out.

The view from inside Jupiter's rings (NASA)
The view from inside Jupiter's rings (NASA)

Juno went into orbit around Jupiter in July last year, the second following Galileo, which circled for 18 years from 1995 to 2003.

Juno is expected to be discarded in 2019, with a final dive into the planet's atmosphere.

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