PIA02871: Storm Merger on Jupiter
 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:  PIA02871.tif (795.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02871.jpg (20.62 kB)

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At the beginning of this movie clip, created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, a small white spot, probably a thunderstorm, lies to the south of a larger, brown spot on Jupiter. The white spot moves counterclockwise around the brown spot and breaks up. A part of the white spot is absorbed by the brown spot.

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.

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NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

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