Nasa releases amazing new image of Jupiter megastorm that's even bigger than earth

Nasa release amazing new image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Nasa has released an amazing new image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot.

Measuring around 25,000 miles wide, the Great Red Spot megastorm has been continuing for centuries.

The storm itself is even larger than earth, The Independent said.

The picture also shows the String of Pearls, which is made up of three storms in the planet's southern hemisphere.

However, this image is in fact not a photograph, and was created by scientist Roman Tkachenko.

Using data from the JunoCam, on the on the Juno spacecraft, he was able to create the image.

The camera collected the data on its third close flyby of the planet.

When collecting the data it was still 285,100 miles away from the planet. The closest the craft can get is 3,100 miles.