Jupiter with comparison images of the Great Red Spot from 1995, 2009 and 2014

In this comparison image the photo at the top was taken by Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in 1995 and shows the spot at a diameter of just under 21 000km; the second down shows a 2009 WFC3 photo of the spot at a diameter of just under 18 000km; and the lowest shows the newest image from WFC3 taken in 2014 with the spot at its smallest yet, with diameter of just 16 000km.

Credit:

Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Science Credit: A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), J. Rogers (University of Cambridge, UK), and M. Wong and I. de Pater (University of California, Berkeley)
Acknowledgment: C. Go, H. Hammel (SSI and AURA) and R. Beebe (NMSU)

About the Image

Id:heic1410b
Type:Observation
Release date:15 May 2014, 16:00
Related releases:heic1410
Size:2947 x 2028 px

About the Object

Name:Great Red Spot, Jupiter
Type:• Solar System : Planet
• X - Solar System Images/Videos

Colours & filters

BandWavelengthTelescope
Ultraviolet
U
395 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
502 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
631 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
U
437 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
B
508 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Optical
R
634 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFC3
Ultraviolet
U
410 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
V
555 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2
Optical
R
673 nm Hubble Space Telescope
WFPC2

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