PIA00014: Jupiter Great Red Spot


Jupiter Great Red Spot

Caption:

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 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 100 miles (160 kilometers) 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.

Background Info:

The Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Voyager mission for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-02-01
Date in Caption 1979-02-25
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00014
Identifier PIA00014