NASA's Juno mission has released images of Jupiter's captivating and colorful clouds. But aside from the mesmerizing colors, what drew attention to the images were the hints of "creatures" within the swirls.

When NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed the latest images from the Juno spacecraft, social media users noticed several "creatures" within the vicinity of Jupiter, including a "dragon," "squid" and "dolphins." Check out the set of images released by NASA via Twitter below!

NASA pointed out an dolphins "swimming" across the clouds in one image from the Juno spacecraft. Scientists Brian Swift and Seán Doran enhanced the photos, which were taken around 11,400 to 32,000 miles from the top of Jupiter's clouds on Oct. 29, 2018.

Social media users were quick to comment on the photo, with some joking that this must be where the dolphins went and others pointing out sea turtles swimming above the dolphin.

Another Twitter user pointed out a "dragon" among the swirls of the Jupiter clouds in another photo released by NASA, while another saw a mythical feathered serpent called quetzalcoatl.

The image, which was enhanced by Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran, was taken on Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. EST during Juno's 16th close flyby around Jupiter.

Juno, which is currently orbiting Jupiter in a decade-long mission, is now in the "halfway point" of its journey. According to a NASA press release in December, the spacecraft is in a highly-elliptical orbit around the largest planet in our solar system that will last 53 days. "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," the space agency stated.

The Juno spacecraft was launched by NASA on Aug. 5, 2011 and took five years to arrive at Jupiter. After landing on the planet in July 2016, the Juno spacecraft has collected data from Jupiter during its slow orbit. The mission is expected to wrap up by July 2021.

"Juno's principal goal is to understand the origin and evolution of Jupiter. Underneath its dense cloud cover, Jupiter safeguards secrets to the fundamental processes and conditions that governed our solar system during its formation. As our primary example of a giant planet, Jupiter can also provide critical knowledge for understanding the planetary systems being discovered around other stars," NASA said its website.

Do you see any "creatures" hiding in the colorful clouds of Jupiter? Share your thoughts below!

GettyImages-90532868
NASA's Juno mission released images of Jupiter's colorful clouds. Pictured: In this image provided by NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, the planet Jupiter is pictured July 23, 2009 in Space. Today, September 9, 2009, NASA released the first images taken with the Hubble Space Telescope since its repair in the spring. Getty Images/NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team
MEET IBT NEWS FROM BELOW CHANNELS

© Copyright IBTimes 2022. All rights reserved.