PIA22178: Great Red Spot Rotation (animation)


Great Red Spot Rotation (animation)

Caption:

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Animation
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Winds around Jupiter's Great Red Spot are simulated in this JunoCam view that has been animated using a model of the winds there. The wind model, called a velocity field, was derived from data collected by NASA's Voyager spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes.

NASA's Juno spacecraft acquired the original, static view during passage over the spot on July 10, 2017. Citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Justin Cowart turned the JunoCam data into a color image mosaic. Juno scientists Shawn Ewald and Andrew Ingersoll applied the velocity data to the image to produce a looping animation.

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 .

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.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Earth
System Jupiter Earth
Target Type Planet Earth
Mission Juno Voyager
Instrument Host Juno
Host Type Orbiter Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument JunoCam
Detector
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Movie, Storm, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2017-12-11
Date in Caption 2017-07-10
Image Credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22178
Identifier PIA22178