The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a massive storm, sized somewhere between one and two times that of the Earth.
On Monday, the Juno probe flew approximately 5,600 miles above Jupiters mysterious tempest, returning some of the first close-up photographs; at a distance more than a million miles closer than any spacecraft has previously flown.
On it’s seventh pass around Jupiter, at speeds approaching 130,000 mph, Juno captured the astonishing photos. The prove swings by Jupiter once every 53 1/2 days.
“This monumental storm has raged on the solar system’s biggest planet for centuries,” Scott Bolton, the Juno mission’s leader, SAID IN A STATEMENT.
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It’s also interesting to see artist Sean Doran’s rendering of the Earth sinking into the Great Red Spot.