APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

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APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by APOD Robot » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:05 am

Image A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great Red Spot

Explanation: Are you willing to wait to see the largest and oldest known storm system in the Solar System? In the featured video, Jupiter's Great Red Spot finally makes its appearance 2 minutes and 12 seconds into the 5-minute video. Before it arrives, you may find it pleasing to enjoy the continually changing view of the seemingly serene clouds of Jupiter, possibly with your lights low and sound up. The 41 frames that compose the video were captured in June as the robotic Juno spacecraft was making a close pass over our Solar System's largest planet. The time-lapse sequence actually occurred over four hours. Since arriving at Jupiter in 2016, Juno's numerous discoveries have included unexpectedly deep atmospheric jet streams, the most powerful auroras ever recorded, and water-bearing clouds bunched near Jupiter's equator.

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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by Anuradha Bhagwat » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:30 am

Wow incredible :)

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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by sillyworm 2 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Stunning....you can get a nice feeling of how the gases mingle.

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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by NCTom » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:05 pm

Are the characteristics of storms in the same belt similar and different from storms in other belts in Jupiter's atmosphere? Primary gases? Temperatures? Altitudes? Diameters as a general rule?

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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:21 pm

sillyworm 2 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:09 pm
Stunning....you can get a nice feeling of how the gases mingle.
How so? This video was artificially created from 41 still images, so no true motion of gases is being seen. From the "featured video" link in the description:
Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created the video using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam instrument. The sequence combines 41 JunoCam still images digitally projected onto a sphere, with a virtual “camera” providing views of Jupiter from different angles as the spacecraft speeds by.

The original JunoCam images were taken on June 2, 2020, between 2:47 a.m. PDT (5:47 a.m. EDT) and 4:25 a.m. PDT (7:25 a.m. EDT).
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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by sillyworm 2 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:38 pm

I didn't mean actual motion...I was just noticing how some of the gases,esp around the equatorial belts,were layered.

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Re: APOD: A Flight over Jupiter Near the Great... (2020 Oct 19)

Post by johnnydeep » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:29 pm

sillyworm 2 wrote:
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:38 pm
I didn't mean actual motion...I was just noticing how some of the gases,esp around the equatorial belts,were layered.
Ok. Do you think the video does a better job of that than a few still images?
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