PIA02875: Jupiter Hot 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:  PIA02875.tif (763.2 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02875.jpg (19.53 kB)

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In this movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, the blue region in the center is a relatively cloud-free area where thermal radiation from warmer, deeper levels emerges. NASA's Galileo probe in 1995 entered Jupiter's atmosphere in a similar area.

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

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