PIA02866: 3-D Atmosphere Movie
 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:  PIA02866.tif (201.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02866.jpg (11.49 kB)

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NASA's Cassini spacecraft took narrow-angle images of Jupiter's outer atmosphere, showing the giant planet as if it were constantly bathed in sunlight. To make this 3-D movie sequence (of which the release image is a still frame), projections of the movement of the atmosphere were inserted between frames, then projected on to a globe matching Jupiter's size and shape. The interpolated data came from studies by a previous mission to Jupiter, NASA's Voyager spacecraft. The movie shows one frame every 1.1 hours, over 10 days, from October 31 to November 9, 2000.

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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