Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Atmospheric flow around the Great Red Spot from Voyager 1

Atmospheric flow around the Great Red Spot from Voyager 1
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). NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson

"We're changing the world. Are you in?"
- CEO Bill Nye

Sign up for email updates