Jupiter’s Colourful Palette

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope reveals the intricate, detailed beauty of Jupiter’s clouds in this new image taken on 27 June 2019 by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3, when the planet was 644 million kilometres from Earth — its closest distance this year. The image features the planet’s trademark Great Red Spot and a more intense colour palette in the clouds swirling in the planet’s turbulent atmosphere than seen in previous years.

The observations of Jupiter form part of the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy (OPAL) programme.

Credit:

NASA, ESA, A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), and M.H. Wong (University of California, Berkeley)

About the Image

Id:heic1914a
Type:Planetary
Release date:8 August 2019, 16:00
Related releases:heic1914
Size:3050 x 3050 px

About the Object

Name:Great Red Spot, Jupiter
Type:Milky Way : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Category:Solar System

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