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Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter

Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter

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NASA / JPL / Björn Jónsson

Voyager mosaic of the Great Red Spot of Jupiter
This 12-footprint color mosaic of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was composed of 24 images captured through orange and violet filters by Voyager 1 on March 4,1979 at a distance of about 1.85 million km. The first image (C1635314.IMQ) was obtained at 07:08:36 and the last one (C1635400.IMQ) at 07:45:24. The resolution is roughly 18 km/pixel in the "click to enlarge" version.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Björn Jónsson

Original image data dated on or about March 4, 1979

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