NASA asked the internet to help edit raw pics of Jupiter. Here are 12 stunning responses.

Time and time again, NASA has proved itself capable of finding some of coolest shit in the universe.

Cool shit happening here. GIF from NASA.

Between diving satellites through gigantic space geysers, discovering alien planets and secrets of the universe, and taking amazing before-and-after pictures of our own planet, NASA has just been rocking it.


One cool and underappreciated NASA-chievement is the JunoCam project. NASA's made a huge Jupiter-centric photo gallery, pulling from both official Juno spacecraft images and user-submitted photos. Even cooler? The raw images are available to both professionals and the public and NASA is encouraging people to download and play around with them.

The resulting photos — some of which have been turned into true works of art — are stunning, and NASA has been quietly sharing the best of the best online.

Take a break from your Earthbound worries with these 12 stunning images of our solar system's largest planet:

1. There's just something soothing about the blue and red swirls spiraling across Jupiter's surface.

2. It's hard to have a care in the world — or this world, at least — when presented with these mesmerizing visuals.

3. Check out Jupiter's massive, swirling Great Red Spot...

4. ...and beautiful marbled coloring.

5. The cloud patterns across the planet are straight up hypnotic.

6. They're even more majestic when you realize some of those clouds may be the same size as Earth.

7. This photographer used images to put together this impressive guide to the planet.

8. Other users took used images of Jupiter to create imaginary sci-fi worlds.

9. And others turned Jupiter into a work of art.

10. This fanciful work of art shows just how awesome Jupiter truly is.

11. You have to admit, Jupiter is pretty damn impressive.

12. And NASA is, once again, the undisputed king of breathtaking photography.

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If the past year has taught us nothing else, it's that sending love out into the world through selfless acts of kindness can have a positive ripple effect on people and communities. People all over the United States seemed to have gotten the message — 71% of those surveyed by the World Giving Index helped a stranger in need in 2020. A nonprofit survey found 90% helped others by running errands, calling, texting and sending care packages. Many people needed a boost last year in one way or another and obliging good neighbors heeded the call over and over again — and continue to make a positive impact through their actions in this new year.

Upworthy and P&G Good Everyday wanted to help keep kindness going strong, so they partnered up to create the Lead with Love Fund. The fund awards do-gooders in communities around the country with grants to help them continue on with their unique missions. Hundreds of nominations came pouring in and five winners were selected based on three criteria: the impact of action, uniqueness, and "Upworthy-ness" of their story.

Here's a look at the five winners:

Edith Ornelas, co-creator of Mariposas Collective in Memphis, Tenn.

Edith Ornelas has a deep-rooted connection to the asylum-seeking immigrant families she brings food and supplies to families in Memphis, Tenn. She was born in Jalisco, Mexico, and immigrated to the United States when she was 7 years old with her parents and sister. Edith grew up in Chicago, then moved to Memphis in 2016, where she quickly realized how few community programs existed for immigrants. Two years later, she helped create Mariposas Collective, which initially aimed to help families who had just been released from detention centers and were seeking asylum. The collective started out small but has since grown to approximately 400 volunteers.