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The Great Red Spot Plunge (animation)

Jet Propulsion Laboratory2017-12-11

NASA

NASA
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This frame from an animation takes the viewer on a simulated flight into, and then out of, Jupiter's upper atmosphere at the location of the Great Red Spot.

The perspective begins about 2,000 miles (3,000 kilometers) above the cloud tops of the planet's southern hemisphere. The bar at far left indicates altitude during the quick descent; a second gauge next to that depicts the dramatic increase in temperature that occurs as the perspective dives deeper down. The clouds turn crimson as the perspective passes through the Great Red Spot. Finally, the view ascends out of the spot.

This video was created by combining an image from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft with a computer-generated animation.

The animation is available at https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA22176

Details

  • Title: The Great Red Spot Plunge (animation)
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cow
  • Date Created: 2017-12-11
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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