NASA Probe Sends New Scary Images of Jupiter

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The Juno mission cost $ 1 billion to be realized, and, as expected, such an impressive project records the most varied data of the largest planet in the solar system: Jupiter. Among these data are sensational images of its clouds, storms and angles never before seen by mankind! Now, putting together several real images into a single GIF, NASA has released an animation of the gigantic and scary spiral storm in Jupiter's southern hemisphere.


The storm is about 8,000 kilometers in diameter. The anti-clockwise movement of the storm is clearly visible, where a similar rotation can be seen in the famous Great Red Spot at the top of the animation.

Juno took nine photos used to produce this GIF on December 21, 2018. At the time the images were taken, the spacecraft lay between approximately 24,800 kilometers to 97,700 kilometers from the top of the planet's clouds above the latitudes of southern Jovian. The animation was created by volunteer scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran.

In addition to providing us with this unprecedented view of the gaseous giant, the Juno spacecraft was designed to collect scientific data about the interior of Jupiter - one of the greatest mysteries of astronomy - and of course also cover our knowledge of its atmospheric composition. The probe has also recorded other impressive images. [ NASA ]