NASA releases Jupiter images from James Webb telescope

Scientists have just released pictures of the largest planet in the Solar System, taken last month by the James Webb Space Telescope.

The images provide unprecedented views of Jupiter's northern and southern lights, and the swirling polar haze.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a storm big enough to swallow Earth, stands out brightly with countless smaller storms.

Planetary astronomer Imke de Pater of the University of California, Berkeley, who helped lead the observations, said Jupiter had never been seen like this before.

"It's all quite unbelievable," he said.

"We really didn't expect it to be so good.

The infrared images are artificially colored blue, white, green, yellow and orange to make the features visible, according to the US-French research team.

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