Hubble Snaps Baby Pictures of Jupiter's "Red Spot Jr."
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers their most detailed view yet of a second red spot emerging on Jupiter. For the first time in history, astronomers have witnessed the birth of a new red spot on the giant planet, which is located half a billion miles away (about 800 thousand kilometres). The storm is roughly one-half the diameter of its bigger and legendary cousin, the Great Red Spot. Researchers suggest that the new spot may be related to a possible major climate change in Jupiter's atmosphere.
About the Image
|Release date:||4 May 2006, 19:00|
|Size:||3000 x 2400 px|
About the Object
|Name:||Jupiter, Red Spot|
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet|
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
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|435 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|502 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
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|892 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|656 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|