This new image, processed by amateur astronomer Roman Tkachenko, shows Jupiter's north pole in all its stormy glory.

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NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko (CC BY)

Another person processed the same raw image to show more green-colored details.

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And here's a close-up of Jupiter's swirling cloud tops.

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NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Daiwensai-33 (CC BY)

This shot, put together by Gervasio Robles, merges three Juno flyby images to show Jupiter's elusive south pole in full view.

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NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gervasio Robles

Jason Major turned new image data into an animation that shows what it's like to zoom over Jupiter's north pole.

Source: Jason Major/Twitter

And Gerald Eichstädt merged all the images from the fifth flyby into a 3D animation that shows the whole trip from Juno's viewpoint.

Source: Gerald Eichstädt/YouTube

Amateur astronomers have also been redeveloping older Juno images. These Jovian cloud-top images all came from the probe's fourth flyby, on February 2.

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Juno's next flyby of Jupiter should happen around May 19.

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But Juno won't fly forever.


NASA will plunge the spacecraft into Jupiter's clouds in 2018 or 2019. This will prevent it from spreading any bacteria from Earth on the gas giant's icy, ocean-filled moons like Europa and Ganymede.

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An artist's concept of Europa spewing water vapor from an ocean that's concealed by a thick shell of ice.
NASA/ESA/K. Retherford/SWRI