Jupiter Spied By One Of Earth's Largest Telescopes | Video

The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) captured imagery of the gas giant using its VLT Imager and Spectrometer for mid-Infrared (VISIR) instrument. False color imagery were created from the observations (including infared) and will be used to map the planet.

The maps will be utilized during NASA's Juno mission, which enters Jupiter's orbit on July 4, 2016.

credit : Space.com / imagery: ESO, L. Fletcher, Damian Peach / Edited by @Stevespaleta