Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color) This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft. July 13 2017

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color) This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft. July 13 2017

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © public domain)

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © public domain)

Praise Cthulhu! NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just delivered the most incredible images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—and that’s a really high bar to clear. The spacecraft has spent the last year beaming back some of the most mind-blowing images of the gas giant. But today’s batch marks a historic moment for the orbiter, which got closer to the Great Red Spot than ever before on Monday, July 10th. Although all Juno pics are ethereally beautiful, these Great Red Spot snaps just absurd. Seriously…

Our Best Look Yet at Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Finally Here

Praise Cthulhu! NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just delivered the most incredible images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—and that’s a really high bar to clear. The spacecraft has spent the last year beaming back some of the most mind-blowing images of the gas giant. But today’s batch marks a historic moment for the orbiter, which got closer to the Great Red Spot than ever before on Monday, July 10th. Although all Juno pics are ethereally beautiful, these Great Red Spot snaps just absurd. Seriously…

Candice Hansen, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, told Business Insider in an email that "this will not be the only flyover of the Great Red Spot planned, but it is the closest."

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the Great Red Spot

Candice Hansen, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, told Business Insider in an email that "this will not be the only flyover of the Great Red Spot planned, but it is the closest."

Jupiter may be approximately 12 times the diameter of Earth, but the Great Red Spot has shrunk from a maximum of 40,000 km to merely 24,000 km across, as of 2017.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Gets Its First-Ever Close Up Today

Jupiter may be approximately 12 times the diameter of Earth, but the Great Red Spot has shrunk from a maximum of 40,000 km to merely 24,000 km across, as of 2017.

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the Great Red Spot - NASA's plucky Juno probe has returned its first close-up photographs of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and they are stunning.  On Monday, Juno flew about 5,600 miles above the mysterious tempest — more than a million miles closer than any previous spacecraft has flown.  The Great Red Spot is a massive storm about twice as wide as Earth. It has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years…

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the Great Red Spot

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the Great Red Spot - NASA's plucky Juno probe has returned its first close-up photographs of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, and they are stunning. On Monday, Juno flew about 5,600 miles above the mysterious tempest — more than a million miles closer than any previous spacecraft has flown. The Great Red Spot is a massive storm about twice as wide as Earth. It has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years…

This false-color image comes from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, taken using a mid-infrared filter on May 18. (That's a longer wavelength than that used for the above Gemini photo, taken the same night.) The Great Red Spot appears as a cold region with a thick layer of clouds.

This false-color image comes from the Subaru Telescope in Hawaii, taken using a mid-infrared filter on May 18. (That's a longer wavelength than that used for the above Gemini photo, taken the same night.) The Great Red Spot appears as a cold region with a thick layer of clouds.

Probe, Telescopes Tag Team to Spy Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Probe, Telescopes Tag Team to Spy Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot  NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit.  All of Juno's science instruments and the spacecraft's JunoCam were operating during the flyby, collecting data that are now being returned to Earth. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1.   #Great Red Spot

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Completes Flyby over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot NASA's Juno mission completed a close flyby of Jupiter and its Great Red Spot on July 10, during its sixth science orbit. All of Juno's science instruments and the spacecraft's JunoCam were operating during the flyby, collecting data that are now being returned to Earth. Juno's next close flyby of Jupiter will occur on Sept. 1. #Great Red Spot

The crimson clouds of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are more hypnotic than ever thanks to images created by citizen scientists using data from NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter.

The crimson clouds of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are more hypnotic than ever thanks to images created by citizen scientists using data from NASA's Juno probe at Jupiter.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Swallows Earth

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Swallows Earth

Spectacular Pictures Show Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Up Close

Spectacular Pictures Show Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Up Close — National Geographic

Spectacular Pictures Show Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Up Close

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt © public domain)

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt © public domain)

NASA will fly closer to Jupiter's Great Red Spot tonight than ever before — here's what it could see - Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm about twice as wide as Earth.  Using the Juno spacecraft, NASA will take its closest-ever photos of the giant storm on July 10.  Business Insider simulated what the best single-frame image might look like.  Jupiter's Great Red Spot is about twice as wide as Earth and has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years.  Despite astronomers'…

NASA will fly closer to Jupiter's Great Red Spot tonight than ever before — here's what it could see

NASA will fly closer to Jupiter's Great Red Spot tonight than ever before — here's what it could see - Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a storm about twice as wide as Earth. Using the Juno spacecraft, NASA will take its closest-ever photos of the giant storm on July 10. Business Insider simulated what the best single-frame image might look like. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is about twice as wide as Earth and has tumbled in the planet's atmosphere for at least 350 years. Despite astronomers'…

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