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Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko2017-01-13

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This image of a crescent Jupiter and the iconic Great Red Spot was created by a citizen scientist (Roman Tkachenko) using data from Juno's JunoCam instrument. You can also see a series of storms shaped like white ovals, known informally as the "string of pearls." Below the Great Red Spot a reddish long-lived storm known as Oval BA is visible.

The image was taken on Dec. 11, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST), as the Juno spacecraft performed its third close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 285,100 miles (458,800 kilometers) from the planet.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21376

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  • Title: Crescent Jupiter with the Great Red Spot
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Roman Tkachenko
  • Date Created: 2017-01-13
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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