Tuesday, 24 October, 2017

NASA probe successfully peers into Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Nasa’s Juno probe completes fly-by over Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Jupiter's Great Red Spot to Be Investigated Soon
Garry Little | 13 July, 2017, 00:33

The Great Red Spot is a storm, but it's unlike anything we can imagine here on Earth. And while they haven't figured that part out yet, NASA's Juno spacecraft has brought them closer than they've ever been before-literally.

An enhanced color view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot from the Juno spacecraft flyby Monday.

The agency is encouraging citizen-scientists like Jason Major to process the raw images being beamed from the spacecraft.

"The public also helps determine which points on the planet will be photographed", the NASA website states.

Now those image processors are turning their attention to the new photos of the Great Red Spot. "Now we are finally going to see what this storm looks like up close and personal".

The Juno team posted these raw, unprocessed images on the webpage dedicated to images taken by the mission's onboard camera, JunoCam.

The lead project scientist of Juno mission at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Steve Levin said, "This is a storm bigger than the entire Earth". The first data and images from the probe will be available earliest over the weekend. NASA encourages Jupiter fans to edit the images themselves as a kind of audience participation gimmick, but that doesn't mean these images are the final product. This image shows the GRS in a larger context, using the full JunoCam image, and similarly processed to show contrasts.

Despite long-term observations by ground-based telescopes and a variety of spacecraft, including the Hubble Space Telescope, the Voyager probes and the Galileo orbiter, scientists still do not understand what powers the storm, how deep it extends below Jupiter's cloud tops, how long it has swirled or even the source of its reddish hue.

Juno celebrated its first anniversary in Jupiter orbit on July 4. At the time of perijove, Juno was 3,500 kilometres above the planet's cloud tops. A few minutes later, Juno orbited across the face of the Great Red Spot.

Some of the most valuable data from Monday's flyby is expected to come from an instrument created to peer into the red spot at six different depths, Levin said. "Looking at as many possible different cases in our own solar system could enable us to then apply that knowledge to extrasolar planets".

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