Space enthusiasts have seen what they claim to be a mythical "creature" hidden behind Jupiter's cloud system.
The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory recently revealed stunning new images of its Juno vehicle, which currently surrounds a giant planet. The photo was taken around 5 pm ET on October 29 as a spacecraft made 16 fly near Jupiter, according to a recent news release. At that time, Juno was only 4,400 miles from floating clouds.
"Dragon Eyes? What do you see in the Jupiter cloud that is circling?" NASA lab asked on Twitter.
PICTURE OF JUPITER WITH NASA JUNE SPACECRAFT
The question caused confusion – with many letting their imagination wander.
"I see Squid," answered one Twitter user.
"Quetzalcoatl!" another guess, refers to an ancient term which translates to "furry snake" or "flying reptile."
"Dragon!!!" a man stated, describing images with color to form the face of the legendary creature.
The colorful images of the Juno camera were enhanced by scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Dora.
"A large number of clouds swirling in the North North Belt. Dynamic temperatures, Jupiter captured in this image from NASA's Juno spacecraft. Appearing in the scene are some bright white" pop-up "clouds and anticyclone storms, known as white ovals. , "NASA explained in an online statement.
STUNNING NASA IMAGE EXPRESSING THE ADVANTAGE OF JUPITER IN ULTRAVIOLET AND LIGHT INFRARED
NASA's Juno spacecraft was launched on August 5, 2011, and arrived on Jupiter five years later – in July 2016. The Juno mission is scheduled to end in July 2021 after the spacecraft slowly orbits Jupiter, gathering important data along the way.
"Juno's main goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Under the dense layer of clouds, Jupiter keeps secrets for the basic processes and conditions that govern our solar system. As our prime example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge to understand the planetary system found around other stars, "NASA said on its website.
When the spacecraft explores the fifth planet from the Sun, it has taken some impressive images along the way.
One recent photo from Jupiter's northern hemisphere has been compared to Vincent van Gogh's iconic painting, "The Starry Night."
"The area seen here is rather chaotic and turbulent, given the variety of cloud formations circling," NASA said in a June 25 blog post. "In general, darker cloud material is deeper in Jupiter's atmosphere, while bright clouds are high. Bright clouds are most likely ammonia or ammonia and water, mixed with unknown chemical sprinkles."
Fox News & # 39; Chris Ciaccia contributed to this report.