PIA00017: Cloud Layers Southeast of the Great Red Spot
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Product Size: 760 x 876 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P21225
Addition Date: 1996-01-29
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

This view of the region just to the Southeast of the Great Red Spot was taken by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979 at a distance of 1,100,000 miles (1,800,000 km). Differences in cloud color may indicate relative heights of the cloud layers but the exact relationship between color and height has not yet been established. The smallest clouds seen in this picture are approximately 20 miles (30 km) across.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-01-29