Jupiter global view from Cassini
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This approximately natural color view of Jupiter was taken by Cassini's narrow-angle camera on November 14, 2000, during approach to the giant planet. The famous Great Red Spot is not visible, but a white oval spot is visible in the southern hemisphere, at approx. 5 o'clock position. It might well be the one called Oval BA, the progenitor to the now well known "Red Spot Junior".
NASA / JPL / SSI / color composite by Gordan Ugarkovic
Distance: 43.8 million km. Phase angle: 17 degrees.
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Original image data dated on or about November 14, 2000