PIA02869: Southern Hemisphere Storms


Southern Hemisphere Storms

Caption:


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This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows white oval storms in Jupiter's southern hemisphere that rotate counterclockwise, similar to the larger Great Red Spot. These storms are very stable and persist for decades.

Background Info:

Cassini is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages Cassini for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Cassini-Huygens
Instrument Host Cassini Orbiter
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2000-12-31
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02869
Identifier PIA02869