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Friday, August 4, 2017

Dynamic Storm in Jupiter's North

Dynamic Storm in High North of Jupiter. Image Credit : Juno / NASA
Image Description:

     NASA's active spacecraft on Jupiter (Juno) observed a dynamic storm at the northern polar region which dominates the Jovian cloudscape, courtesy of Juno Spacecraft. 


     This storm is long-lived anticyclonic oval named North North Temperate Little Red Spot 1 (NN-LRS-1), this storm has been tracking since 1993, and maybe older still. An anticyclone is a phenomenon of weather where two winds flow opposite to each other in their direction under very low pressure.It is the third largest anticyclonic oval on the planet, typically around 3,700 miles (6000 kilometers) long. The color varies from red and off-white, but this Juno cam image shows that it still has a pale reddish core within the radius of maximum wind speeds.

Image Mapped by:

     This image was mapped and processed by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstadt and Sean Doran using the data from JunoCam imager. 

Photo Details:

     The image was taken on 10 July 2017 at 6:42 PM, as the Juno Spacecraft performed its seventh close flyby of Jupiter. At the time of imaging the spacecraft was about 11,444 kilometers from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of 44.5 degrees.



Text Credit : NASA
Image Credit : JunoCam / Sir.Gerald Eichstadt and Sean Doran / Juno Team / NASA


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