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NASA's Juno spacecraft has captured stunning images of gas-giant Jupiter from a distance of 46,900 kilometres (29,100 miles).

Also Read: Evidence points toward Jupiter being the oldest planet in the solar system

The spacecraft captured the photo with the help of JunoCam (JCM) on May 19 following its seventh close pass of the gas giant. It portrays the south pole region of the planet highlighting the fascinating cloud formations.

The latest image was also processed to enhance the variety of colours, and it helped see the diverse stormy atmosphere of Jupiter.

The top of the picture depicts the popular feature of the planet -- the "String of Pearls" -- four white ovals storms which rotate counterclockwise.

If the image will be observed closely, an orange coloured storm can be spotted near the String of Pearls, also other cream-coloured storms can be examined on the planet's surface.

The JunoCam devised by the Malin Space Science Systems (MSSS) was launched to Jupiter on August 5, 2011, and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016.

According to a new research, Jupiter is found to be the oldest planet in our solar system. The researchers estimate that the gas-giant planet had formed just a million years after Sun and is around 50-million-years older than the Earth.