Jupiter isn't the most colorful spot in the solar system. It looks like a watercolor swirl of white, orange, brown, yellow and bit of dull red like we see in the.
A NASA image released Friday shows Jupiter looking very deep blue, a color we more strongly associate with our own planet.
Jupiter isn't actually hanging out in space looking like an Earth doppelganger. The image, which comes from NASA's Juno spacecraft, has been processed to help make the details pop out.
NASA titled the image "Jovian 'Twilight Zone'" and says it was part of "an experiment to capture the best results for illuminated parts of Jupiter's polar region."
Juno captured the view on Feb. 7 with an eye toward getting a good look at the area of the planet where day and night meet.
It's challenging to try to catch both the dark parts of Jupiter and the brighter sun-lit regions at the same time. NASA says it made adjustments to the spacecraft's camera so it would behave like a human portrait photographer and snap multiple takes using different exposures.
Citizen-scientist Gerald Eichstädt then reworked the raw Juno image to really make it pop. Eichstädt has helped deliver some stunning views of the gas giant, includingand an excellent view of the famous .