PIA00359: Jupiter Great Red Spot and White Ovals
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 916 x 783 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P21182
Addition Date: 1999-03-06
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA00359.jpg (66.58 kB)

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This photo of Jupiter was taken by Voyager 1 on March 1, 1979. The spacecraft was 3 million miles (5 million kilometers) from Jupiter at the time. The photo shows Jupiter's Great Red Spot (upper right) and the turbulent region immediately to the west. At the middle right of the frame is one of several white ovals seen on Jupiter from Earth. The structure in every feature here is far better than has ever been seen from any telescopic observations. The Red Spot and the white oval both reveal intricate and involved structure. The smallest details that can be seen in this photo are about 55 miles (95 kilometers) across. JPL manages and controls the Voyager project for NASA's Office of Space Science.

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