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Jupiter with comparison images of the Great Red Spot from 1995, 2009 and 2014

Jupiter with comparison images of the Great Red Spot from 1995, 2009 and 2014


Date: 15 May 2014
Satellite: Hubble Space Telescope
Depicts: Jupiter's Great Red Spot
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In this comparison image the photo at the top was taken by Hubble's Wide Field Planetary Camera 2 in 1995 and shows the spot at a diameter of just under 21 000km; the second down shows a 2009 WFC3 photo of the spot at a diameter of just under 18 000km; and the lowest shows the newest image from WFC3 taken in 2014 with the spot at its smallest yet, with a diameter of just 16 000km.

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Image Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center)

Science Credit: A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center), G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), J. Rogers (University of Cambridge, UK), and M. Wong and I. de Pater (University of California, Berkeley)

Acknowledgment: H. Hammel (SSI and AURA) and R. Beebe (NMSU)

Last Update: 1 September 2019
1-Dec-2021 22:30 UT

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