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The Red Spot
« on: July 14, 2017, 05:33:21 PM »
Juno has sent us a picture of Jupiter's Red Spot from 9000 km:



For the sake of scale:



These remarkable 3D images show the depth of the storm's cloud layers. Winds in the Great Red Spot blow at speeds of about 400 mph:



The Great Red Spot wasn't the only super-storm photographed by Juno, though. This image shows the "North North Temperate Zone Little Red Spot"



Juno has also captured more distant images of Jupiter. This striking view of the planet's south pole was taken May 19 then processed by two "citizen scientists" to bring out the photo's contrast and color:



This is what part of Jupiter's cloud tops looked like on May 19 from roughly 7,800 miles away:




Offline Cavebear

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2017, 07:41:00 PM »
Thank you.  Outstanding pictures...

But why can't they take a decent picture of my back yard?
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Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2017, 08:17:17 PM »
Thank you.  Outstanding pictures...

But why can't they take a decent picture of my back yard?
Because your back yard isn't decent?????
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Is he neither able or willing?
Then why call him god?

Offline Cavebear

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 08:27:49 PM »
I'm wearing briefs...
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Offline Hakurei Reimu

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2017, 11:39:33 PM »
Delicious science is delicious!

It's almost as good as donations!

Unfortunately, it seems that the great and venerable Great Red Spot may be dying. It wasn't that long ago, when I heard that the GRS was two Earths in diameter. Now it looks to be barely larger than the Earth. I am sad.
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Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2017, 12:27:33 AM »
Delicious science is delicious!

It's almost as good as donations!

Unfortunately, it seems that the great and venerable Great Red Spot may be dying. It wasn't that long ago, when I heard that the GRS was two Earths in diameter. Now it looks to be barely larger than the Earth. I am sad.
Yeah but Oval BA (not exactly a catchy name) is reportedly gaining strength.  Jove still has plenty to show us.

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2017, 06:39:37 PM »
Delicious science is delicious!

It's almost as good as donations!

Unfortunately, it seems that the great and venerable Great Red Spot may be dying. It wasn't that long ago, when I heard that the GRS was two Earths in diameter. Now it looks to be barely larger than the Earth. I am sad.
Dying, taking a breather, Atkins Diet, we don't know.
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Offline SGOS

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2017, 09:29:28 PM »
Red is my favorite color too.

Offline Atheon

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2017, 08:59:28 AM »
Bee-yoo-tiful!
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Offline Cavebear

Re: The Red Spot
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2017, 04:17:42 AM »
What will we decide if the Great Red Sot suddenly disappears?
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