It appears that Jupiter has been watching over the galaxy — or at least that’s the way it seems. NASA has released photos from its Juno spacecraft expedition.
These pictures are raw captures of what can only be described as an eye in the sky, but it is better known as the Great Red Spot. Great and red? Yes. Spot? No…at least not in the way that humans interpret the word. This “spot” is actually a massive, raging storm that has been occurring for 350 years.
Although this storm has been recorded for years, the JunoCam has gone closer than any camera has gone before. The pictures that were taken a mere 5,600 miles above the storm has captured the interests of the public due to its haunting beauty.
Jupiter has been known for its majestic powers throughout the cosmos, and it’s clear that the planet’s powers should be revered. The effects of this storm seem to have no physical impact on the planet’s surrounding areas nor is there any physical evidence of it impacting the space outside of Jupiter’s atmosphere; yet there is still this ominous feeling when gazing upon the photos on the JunoCam website.
There is no indication that this storm will ever cease and no one knows what caused it to form. What would it even mean if it were to stop suddenly? Many people think this storm may be a portal to unknown dimensions or that it is being used to observe the galaxy. None of these theories have been proven to be true, but there is no mistaking the energy that revolves around this storm.
Hopefully, the data that the JunoCam collected will give more insight on Jupiter’s most iconic feature. But for now, we are only left to our imaginations and remember that fact has always been stranger than fiction. Jupiter’s eye is watching us all.