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The Great Red Spot from the South

The Great Red Spot from the South

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NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Don Davis

The Great Red Spot from the South
As the JUNO spacecraft headed away from Jupiter after its close look at the Great Red Spot, it looked backwards at this vast reddish storm nearing the horizon. In the foreground, the lighter cloud zones show variations of cloud texture and color.

This is an attempt to bring out the fine textures in the original data as well as to move the color balance toward values consistent with other high resolution Jupiter images. The brightness of Jupiter before an observer is imagined, with no dark values of sunlit surfaces coming anywhere near the black of space. The brightness values for the green image were used to provide a curved horizon without the color fringing of the original combined color channels.

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

Original image data dated on or about July 10, 2017

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