VIDEO: NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Captures Images That Stun and Excite the Internet

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'Creatures' in Jupiter's Clouds?

ABOVE VIDEO: Images revealed during NASA’s Juno mission have captivated the internet. Space enthusiasts are quick to examine the colorful clouds of Jupiter — hoping to catch a hint of a familiar shape among the mesmerizing swirls.

FOX NEWS – Images revealed during NASA’s Juno mission have captivated the internet. Space enthusiasts are quick to examine the colorful clouds of Jupiter — hoping to catch a hint of a familiar shape among the mesmerizing swirls.

A “dragon’s eye,” “squid,” and “dolphins” are among the “creatures” social media users have apparently spotted within Jupiter’s vicinity. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory frequently releases batches of new images as the spacecraft circles the gas giant.

On Dec. 21, Juno will mark its “halfway point” during its years-long mission.

“Juno is in a highly-elliptical 53-day orbit around Jupiter,” NASA explained in a Dec. 12 news release.

“Each orbit includes a close passage over the planet’s cloud deck, where it flies a ground track that extends from Jupiter’s north pole to its south pole.”

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NASA’s Juno spacecraft was launched on Aug. 5, 2011, and arrived at Jupiter five years later — in July 2016. Juno’s mission is slated to come to a close in July 2021 after the spacecraft slowly orbits Jupiter, collecting important data along the way. (Image by NASA)

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