PIA21774: Jupiter's Great Red Spot Swallows Earth


Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Swallows Earth

Caption:

Measuring in at 10,159 miles (16,350 kilometers) in width (as of April 3, 2017) Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 1.3 times as wide as Earth. This composite image was generated by combining NASA imagery of Earth with an image of Jupiter taken by astronomer Christopher Go.

This composite image was generated by combining NASA imagery of Earth with an image of Jupiter taken by astronomer Christopher Go.

Background Info:

NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.

More information about Juno is online at http://www.nasa.gov/juno and http://missionjuno.swri.edu .

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Earth
System Jupiter Earth
Target Type Planet Earth
Mission Juno
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2017-07-11
Date in Caption 2017-04-03
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Christopher Go
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21774
Identifier PIA21774