PIA02868: Turbulent Region Near Great Red Spot
 Target Name:  Jupiter
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Cassini-Huygens
 Spacecraft:  Cassini Orbiter
 Instrument:  Imaging Science Subsystem 
 Product Size:  720 x 486 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  CICLOPS / University of Arizona
 Primary Data Set:  Cassini
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02868.tif (784.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02868.jpg (19.15 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:

Quicktime file (156k)
Larger AVI file (506k)

This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a turbulent region west of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The small, bright white spots are believed to be thunderstorms.

Cassini is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages Cassini for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2000-12-30