Monday, January 17, 2011

Monday Muse - The One with Jupiter

I'm forever fascinated by what can be photographed in this day and age. I came across this and thought it would make an amazing Monday Muse...I was shocked to find out the picture was taken in 1979!!!



OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION
JET PROPULSION LABORATORY
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
PASADENA, CALIFORNIA 91109. TELEPHONE (2l3) 354-5011

PHOTO CAPTION Voyager 1-98
P-21431C
June 6, 1979

Jupiter -- This Voyager 1 picture of the great red spot shows a
white oval with its "wake" of counter-rotating vortices. North is
at the top and the distance from top to bottom is about 24,000 km.
This enhanced color view emphasizes red and blue at the expense
of green. Note the puffy features inside the GRS, and the
"reverse-S" spirals inside both the GRS and the oval. The large
white feature extending over the northern part of the GRS was
observed to revolve about the GRS center with a period of 6 days.

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