PIA01369: Jupiter from Voyager 2
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 2
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 916 x 901 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P21733
Addition Date: 1998-12-05
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA01369.tif (1.809 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA01369.jpg (68.65 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This image was obtained on June 29, 1979, when Voyager 2 was 9.3 million kilometers (5.6 million miles) from the planet. The view extends from +40 to -40 latitude with size of the smallest discernable features equal to 172 kilometers (106 miles). The broad, orange band extending across the lower half of the picture is the equatorial region of the planet. All brown and white oval-shaped clouds visible in this image were observed by Voyager 1 in early March, illustrating the stability of this type of feature in the Jovian atmosphere. The turbulent region in the lower right-hand corner lies to the west of the Great Red Spot. High velocity westward winds along the southern edge combine with eastern winds along the northern edge to produce the observed effect. These individual features are short-lived.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1998-12-05