This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by NASA's Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex end variable wave motion.
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Jupiter Great Red Spot

This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 100 miles (160 kilometers) across can be seen here. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex end variable wave motion. The Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Voyager mission for NASA's Office of Space Science.

Image details

ID#:
PIA00014

Date added:
1996-02-01

Target:
Jupiter

Mission:
Voyager

Spacecraft:
Imaging Science Subsystem - Narrow Angle

Instruments:
Voyager 1

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Image credit:
NASA/JPL