Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color): This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiters Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color): This enhanced-color image of Jupiters Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASAs Juno spacecraft.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Candice Hansen, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, told Business Insider in an email that "this will not be the only flyover of the Great Red Spot planned, but it is the closest."

NASA's $1 billion Jupiter probe just sent back breathtaking new images of the Great Red Spot

Candice Hansen, a senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, told Business Insider in an email that "this will not be the only flyover of the Great Red Spot planned, but it is the closest."

Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Juno

Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Juno

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt © public domain)

Jupiter and the Great Red Spot - Juno Perijove 7 : Mission Juno (Credit: NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt © public domain)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — You could cram more than 1300 Earths inside Jupiter and still have room to spare.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot — You could cram more than 1300 Earths inside Jupiter and still have room to spare.

spaceexp:The Earth compared to the Giant Red Spot on Jupiter.  by Michael Carroll... ((( Beautiful)))

spaceexp:The Earth compared to the Giant Red Spot on Jupiter. by Michael Carroll... ((( Beautiful)))

First images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reach Earth – Spaceflight Now

First images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot reach Earth – Spaceflight Now

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Praise Cthulhu! NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just delivered the most incredible images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—and that’s a really high bar to clear. The spacecraft has spent the last year beaming back some of the most mind-blowing images of the gas giant. But today’s batch marks a historic moment for the orbiter, which got closer to the Great Red Spot than ever before on Monday, July 10th. Although all Juno pics are ethereally beautiful, these Great Red Spot snaps just absurd. Seriously…

Our Best Look Yet at Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Finally Here

Praise Cthulhu! NASA’s Juno spacecraft has just delivered the most incredible images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot—and that’s a really high bar to clear. The spacecraft has spent the last year beaming back some of the most mind-blowing images of the gas giant. But today’s batch marks a historic moment for the orbiter, which got closer to the Great Red Spot than ever before on Monday, July 10th. Although all Juno pics are ethereally beautiful, these Great Red Spot snaps just absurd. Seriously…

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