New images from Jupiter's Great Red Spot

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Jason Major using data from the Juno Cam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft

"These highly anticipated images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot are the "perfect storm" of art and science", said Jim Green, NASA's director of planetary science, in a statement from the Juno team. The storm has been monitored since 1830 and has possibly existed for more than 350 years.

Now thanks to NASA's Juno mission, we've got our closest look ever at the Great Red Spot.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is perhaps as iconic a feature as Saturn's rings or Uranus' unfortunate name.

The Great Red Spot is a massive spinning storm that has always been a focus of fascination for researchers as well as space enthusiasts. Some of those processed images highlight newfound features in Jupiter's clouds - such as relatively tiny, swirling white storms- while other images have utilized the scientific data to create gorgeous, sometimes unusual works of art. In modern times, the Great Red Spot has appeared to be shrinking.

On July 5 at 3.30am United Kingdom time, Juno logged exactly one year in Jupiter orbit, having travelled a total of 71 million miles (114.5 million km) around the gas giant.

FDA Panel Votes Unanimously in Favor of First CAR-T Cancer Therapy
The whole testing process took 16 weeks on average, which FDA advisers noted could be too long for severely ill patients. But unlike traditional gene therapy, the new treatment doesn't replace disease-causing genes with healthy ones.

NASA's Juno probe flew by the spot Monday, passing within 5,600 miles of the planets surface to photograph it up close.

Southwest Research Institute Juno principal investigator Scott Bolton said: "For generations, people from all over the world and all walks of life have marvelled over the Great Red Spot".

The July 10 fly-by over the planet's iconic Great Red Spot revealed raw, close-up photos created by citizen scientists using data from Juno's JunoCam imager. Now, data and stunning images are streaming back to NASA, where scientists are processing the information as quickly as they can. During these flybys, Juno is probing beneath the obscuring cloud cover of Jupiter and studying its auroras to learn more about the planet's origins, structure, atmosphere and magnetosphere.

Juno's mission is to understand how Jupiter formed and how it influenced the development of the rest of the solar system.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Froome loses yellow jersey, Bardet wins stage
Colombia's Rigoberto Uran continued his renaissance to end as the runner-up at two seconds back, alongside Aru. Froome tried to respond but didn't have the legs to follow - yet Bardet did.

Big Baller Dad: Don't read anything into Lonzo Ball wearing Nike
Matt Thomas showed off his shooting stroke once again, knocking down two three points en route to 10 points in the game. While many fans just watched the game to get a view of Ball, James might have had other reasons for his presence.

Qatar, Etihad slam American Airlines for ending codeshare deals
American Airlines has announced plans to end its code-sharing agreements with Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways, reports said. Etihad Airways apparently has become a victim of the continuing conflict between American Airlines Group Inc.

Jimmy Carter treated for dehydration during Habitat build
The other living presidents are obviously much younger than Bush and Carter. "President Carter has been working hard all week". He has appeared in good health recently, even being captured on video shaking hands with fellow passengers on an airplane.

Oil prices fall despite bigger than expected drawdown in United States stockpiles
This fate looks shaky as USA shale producers are already pulling back and reports of investment capital for shale is drying up. If current output were sustained, OPEC will oversupply world markets by about 900,000 bpd in the first quarter of next year.

Querrey slams Murray at Wimbledon to reach maiden Grand Slam semis
Querrey is the first American man to make a Grand Slam semifinal since Andy Roddick at Wimbledon in 2009. Roger Federer will meet Milos Raonic for another match while Novak Djokovic will battle Tomas Berdych .

Banks, companies step up with cash to assist BC wildfire victims
That's more than twice as much area burned as the average this time of year, which is about 2,500 fires covering 42 square miles. Dave Zaniboni said early Tuesday that rising humidity is now helping firefighters after a weekend heat wave fanned the flames.

Area airports hit by workers strike; Philadelphia Int'l also targeted
The workers going on strike are employees of independent contractors hired by the airlines to perform passenger services. The workers walked off the job Tuesday night amid an ongoing dispute with employer PrimeFlight Inc.

'My Loyalty Is to the Constitution.' Trump's FBI Nominee Pledges Agency Independence
But for Wray, that question is even more dicey considering the circumstances in which Comey was sacked . Senator Patrick Leahy asked Wray what he would do if the president asked him to do something unlawful.

Knight Institute sues President Trump over Twitter blocking
Wray as F.B.I. director on Twitter, and the White House sent a letter to the Senate Intelligence Committee pointing to Mr. Trump's denial on Twitter that he had taped his conversations with the former F.B.I. director, James B.

Top Transfer Rumours (10/7/2017): Aubameyang to Milan? Bakayoko to United?
They say the hardest thing in football isn't to succeed, but to repeat the success the next season. Hopefully nobody held their breath, because it's now July 10th and Bakayoko hasn't arrived.

Oil trades near two-week low amid talk of Libya, Nigeria caps
By 2020, US crude exports could reach 2.25 million barrels a day, four times the 2016 daily average of 520,000 barrels a day. Petersburg, Russia, on July 24. "Deepening the reductions under the current agreement is not on the agenda", Almarzooq said.

Women-free shrine Okinoshima gets world heritage status from Unesco
Okinoshima island is home to an ancient religious site built in the 17th century and has three small sacred Shinto shrines. The land is owned by Munakata Taisha, and it is a criminal offense to visit the island without the shrine's permission.

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for President? The people say yes
The Hill reports that an official committee has formed on behalf of the former wrestler and actor , Dwayne " The Rock " Johnson . If he were president, Johnson told GQ he would try to do a better job of bringing people together than the current President.

Asean markets largely flat ahead of Yellen testimony
The G-20 meeting over this past weekend in Hamburg, Germany did not create any significant impact on Monday's financial markets. Shares in Shanghai were down 0.3%, but rose 0.6% in Tokyo while the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong added 1.5%.

Other news