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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Dramatic Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Dramatic Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 9.2 million kilometers (5.7 million miles) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 160 kilometers (100 miles) across can be seen here. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex end variable wave motion. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Voyager mission for NASA's Office of Space Science.
Credit: NASA/JPL

1 comment(s):

Pondjumper said...

"Alive in the superunknown
First it steals your mind
And then it steals your soul"
These Soundgarden lyrics are what I hear in my head when I look at these extraordinary photos!
<3 L- (Lacy)

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