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Atmospheric flow around the Great Red Spot from Voyager 1

Atmospheric flow around the Great Red Spot from Voyager 1

NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson

Atmospheric flow around the Great Red Spot from Voyager 1
This time-lapse sequence of atmospheric motion around the Great Red Spot was assembled from the four highest-resolution Voyager 1 Great Red Spot mosaics, captured through orange or green filters on March 5, 1979. Lower-resolution wide-angle images were used to fill some of the areas around the spot. The movie has been 'tweened' by adding interpolated, synthetic frames to make the motion smoother. The large-scale motions in this tweened movie are fairly accurate but the motion and behavior of some of the small-scale features may be inaccurate. The gif-compressed version embedded in this web page is significantly lower-resolution than the full product; to appreciate the rich details of Jupiter's atmospheric flow, download the original in AVI format here (6 MB).

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 5, 1979

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