PIA02258: Voyager 1 Jupiter Southern Hemisphere Movie
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Voyager
Spacecraft: Voyager 1
Instrument: VG ISS - Narrow Angle
Product Size: 213 x 160 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This movie shows a portion of Jupiter in the southern hemisphere over 17Jupiter days. Above the white belt, notice the series of atmospheric vortices headed west. Even these early approach frames show wild dynamics in the roiling environment south of the white belt. Notice the small tumbling white cloud near the center.

As Voyager 1 approached Jupiter in 1979, it took images of the planet at regular intervals. This sequence is made from 17 images taken once every Jupiter rotation period (about 10 hours). These images were acquired in the Blue filter around Feb. 1, 1979. The spacecraft was about 37 million kilometers from Jupiter at that time.

This time-lapse movie was produced at JPL by the Image Processing Laboratory in 1979.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
2000-04-06