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Jupiter This vidoe shows a full rotation of jupiter made from
images from the Voyager space probe.
Planet Jupiter Images
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This true color mosaic of Jupiter was constructed from images taken by the by the narrow angle camera onboard the Cassini spacecraft on December 29, 2000, during its closest approach to the giant planet.

It is the most detailed global color portrait of Jupiter ever produced The mosaic is composed of 27 images. Although Cassini's camera can see more colors than humans can, Jupiter's colors in this new view look very close to the way the human eye would see them.

Voyager 1 took this Jupiter image and two of its satellites Io\ on the left, and Europa on the right on Feb. 13, 1979.

Jupiter is about 20 million kilometers (12.4 million miles) from the spacecraft at the time of this photo. There is evidence of circular motion in Jupiter's atmosphere. While the dominant large scale motions are west-to-east, small scale movement includes eddy like circulation within and between the bands. (Courtesy NASA/JPL)

Jupiter Voyager

Jupiter Hubbel This image of Jupiter was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope on February 13, 1995. The image provides a detailed look at a unique cluster of three white oval-shaped storms that lie southwest (below and to the left) of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The appearance of the clouds, in this image, is considerably different from their appearance only seven months earlier. These features are moving closer together as the Great Red Spot is carried westward by the prevailing winds while the white ovals are swept eastward.

This dramatic image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on Feb. 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 9.2 million kilometers (5.7 million miles) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 160 kilometers (100 miles) across can be seen here. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex and variable wave motion. (Courtesy NASA)
Jupiter Red Spot

Jupiter rED sPOTS The Great Red Spot has been visible on Jupiter for some 300 years. In 2006, another red storm system appeared, actually seen to form as smaller whitish oval-shaped storms merged and then developed the curious reddish hue. In 2008 a third red spot appeared, again produced from a smaller whitish storm. All three are seen in this image made from data recorded with the Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2.

The New Horizons spacecraft took the best images of Jupiter's charcoal-black rings as it approached and then looked back at Jupiter.

The image is sharply focused, though it appears fuzzy due to the cloud of dust-sized particles enveloping the rings. The dust is brightly illuminated in the same way the dust on a dirty windshield lights up when you drive toward a "low" sun. The narrow rings are confined in their orbits by small "shepherding" moons.

Jupiter Ring
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