Virtual spinning globe of Jupiter offers new look at Great Red Spot

October 14, 2015 3:38 PM

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Thanks to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, we now have a new glimpse at Jupiter's most iconic feature - the Great Red Spot. New images show a wispy filament stream across the width of the red vortex, while a strange wave undulates just north of the equator.

These shots are seen in high-resolution, "spinning" maps of the planet, offering 360-degree perspectives of Jupiter rendered in 4K Ultra HD resolution. These Hubble images are the first edition of the Outer Planet Atmospheres program, an annual series of "portraits" of the outer planets of the solar...

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