PIA00065: Jupiter's Great Red Spot Region
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Product Size: 1471 x 1238 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: 260606
Addition Date: 1996-09-26
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00065.jpg (115.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This mosaic of the Great Red Spot shows that the region has changed significantly since the Voyager 1 encounter three months ago. Around the northern boundary a white cloud is seen, which extends to east of the region. The presence of this cloud prevents small cloud vertices from circling the spot in the manner seen in the Voyager 1 encounter. Another white oval cloud (different from the one present in this position three months ago) is seen south of the Great Red Spot. The internal structure of these spots is identical. Since they both rotate in an anticyclonic manner these observations indicate that they are meteorologically similar. This image was taken on July 6 from a range of 2,633,003 kilometers.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1996-09-26