Jupiter's Great Red Spot and Ganymede's shadow — black and white

This NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image shows a gorgeous close-up view of the planet Jupiter.

Astronomers were using Hubble to monitor changes in Jupiter's immense Great Red Spot (GRS) storm. During the exposures, on 21 April 2014, the shadow of the Jovian moon Ganymede swept across the center of the GRS. Giving the giant planet the uncanny appearance of having a pupil in the center of a 16 000 kilometre wide eye.

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Credit:

NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)
Acknowledgment: C. Go and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

About the Image

NASA press release
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Id:opo1431a
Type:Observation
Release date:29 October 2014, 14:02
Size:1102 x 1102 px

About the Object

Name:Ganymede, Great Red Spot, Jupiter
Type:Solar System : Planet
Category:Solar System

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