Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Juno

Juno over the Great Red Spot

Juno over the Great Red Spot on July 10, 2017 (simulation at 9.7x real-time). Credit: NASA Eyes on the Solar System / Bob Trembley

The Juno spacecraft made its seventh close approach (perijove) to Jupiter on July 10th, flying directly over the Great Red Spot. The raw images from the mission are publicly available, and have been post-processed by several different individuals. The results are as beautiful as they are varied.

This stunning image, processed by Seán Doran, was featured on the Astronomy Picture of the Day on July 15, 2017:

Great Red Spot [ 060 ] V1. Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran © PUBLIC DOMAIN

Here are some more examples of post-processing from the imaging community:

Great Red Spot Turbulence near Mortyland ROI. Credit : NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Shawn Handran © PUBLIC DOMAIN

Like and Impressionist's Painting.Credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Hilana-69 © PUBLIC DOMAIN

Sleepy Eye. Credit : NASA / SwRI / MSSS /Tom Momary © CC NC SA

This image was processed by Jason Major, who runs the fantastic Lights in the Dark website; the image was used in this post by NASA.

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot imaged by Juno on July 10, 2017. Credit: NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Jason Major

This video was created using the NASA's Eyes on the Solar System app shows the Juno spacecraft coming up on the Great Red Spot; I knew the storm was big, but I've never seen it from this perspective... it's BIG!

This video gives you a good idea of how close the Juno spacecraft gets to Jupiter during perijove:

Juno Raw Images: https://www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing

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