New images of Jupiter reveal some of the planet's mysterious features

May 11, 2021

Images captured by two different telescopes are showing our solar system's largest planet in a new light.

The Gemini North telescope in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope have captured Jupiter in visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, revealing striking atmospheric features of the gas giant in detail. These include superstorms, massive cyclones and, of course, the Great Red Spot -- the centuries-long storm in Jupiter's atmosphere so large it could swallow Earth.