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 (width x height)
Produced By: CICLOPS / University of Arizona
Primary Data Set: Cassini
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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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