APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

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APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:08 am

Image Jupiter Diving

Explanation: Take this simulated plunge and dive into the upper atmosphere of Jupiter, the Solar System's ruling gas giant. The awesome animation is based on image data from JunoCam, and the microwave radiometer on board the Jupiter-orbiting Juno spacecraft. Your view will start about 3,000 kilometers above the southern Jovian cloud tops, but you can track your progress on the display at the left. As altitude decreases, temperature increases while you dive deeper at the location of Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot. In fact, Juno data indicates the Great Red Spot, the Solar System's largest storm system, penetrates some 300 kilometers into the giant planet's atmosphere. For comparison, the deepest point for planet Earth's oceans is just under 11 kilometers down. Don't panic though, you'll fly back out again.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Boomer12k » Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:05 am

Very nice, but I was hoping to dive into and out of the Red Eye... but that is OK... it is like flying through clouds... awesome simulation!!!

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by MottyGlix » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:07 am

You ARE flying through the Great Red Spot! The descriptive text says so.

Of course, the descriptive text writes "your" as "you're," a mistake I associate with uneducated boors or chimpanzees banging away at a keyboard, so perhaps it's not surprising that you didn't pay sharp attention to it.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Knight of Clear Skies » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:12 am

Boomer12k wrote:Very nice, but I was hoping to dive into and out of the Red Eye... but that is OK... it is like flying through clouds... awesome simulation!!!

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I'd guess the decision was taken to dive in just outside the red spot was taken so that the transition from white to red clouds could be show internally, showing that the spot has considerable depth.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by De58te » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:17 pm

Nice to see that when science writers err they write you're when they mean your. Pleasant change from constantly seeing commoners on social media write your when they mean you're.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by stolenmoment » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:18 pm

The temperature data from Juno makes the Great Red Spot look like a mantle plume...

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Asterhole » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:36 pm

It's hard to imagine the size of a storm system over twice that of Earth's diameter, and reaching down to over 300 K . I'm pretty sure that it originates from a heat source even deeper, yes somewhat like a mantle plume. Awesome animation, though you really don't grasp the true scale. I'm not sure mankind ever will be able to get that close to Jupiter, unless we develop technology that would overcome the deadly radiation field.
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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by bystander » Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:45 pm

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by aildoux » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:46 pm

This goes down to 225 km. Would the Sun's distant light really penetrate at such a depth?

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Guest4 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:54 pm

What would have been much more interesting and revealing, to me personally, would have been an animation showing only the red component, with all others deleted. To see the shape of the storm under the clouds, without the clouds obscuring it all. I imagine it would look something like a tornado, but I'm sure there would be surprises and interesting differences. This was an underwhelming video. They might just as well have shown pure black under the surface.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by vichug » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:56 pm

"you're view" ?? no, I am not view !! I am Human beeing !!
joke aside, and hoewer infuriating this mistake may be, this is fantastic, thanks.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by RJN » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:11 pm

vichug wrote:"you're view" ??
Thanks! This has now been fixed.

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:03 am

Knight of Clear Skies wrote:
Boomer12k wrote:Very nice, but I was hoping to dive into and out of the Red Eye... but that is OK... it is like flying through clouds... awesome simulation!!!

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I'd guess the decision was taken to dive in just outside the red spot was taken so that the transition from white to red clouds could be show internally, showing that the spot has considerable depth.
You are probably right...it was just not what I was expecting... still very interesting...

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Boomer12k » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:07 am

MottyGlix wrote:You ARE flying through the Great Red Spot! The descriptive text says so.

Of course, the descriptive text writes "your" as "you're," a mistake I associate with uneducated boors or chimpanzees banging away at a keyboard, so perhaps it's not surprising that you didn't pay sharp attention to it.
Yes...but I was expecting a top dive down into it... but this was ok, as you see the transition, I guess.

As for the typo.... I blame SQUIRRELS... YES, Dark Matter Squirrels From Beyond Space and Time.... SCARY....

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Re: APOD: Jupiter Diving (2017 Dec 14)

Post by Enebrad » Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:04 am

To the folks who put in the effort to create this video: TERRIFIC JOB!