Great Red Spot From Voyager 1.jpg

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English: The Great Red Spot as seen from Voyager 1 This dramatic view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and its surroundings was obtained by Voyager 1 on February 25, 1979, when the spacecraft was 5.7 million miles (9.2 million kilometers) from Jupiter. Cloud details as small as 100 miles (160 kilometers) across can be seen here. The colorful, wavy cloud pattern to the left of the Red Spot is a region of extraordinarily complex and variable wave motion. To give a sense of Jupiter's scale, the white oval storm directly below the Great Red Spot is approximately the same diameter as Earth.
Suggested for English Wikipedia:alternative text for images: quarter view of Jupiter with the Great Red Spot at middle top as orange oval within a turbulent belt of wavy clouds. Below the Great Red Spot are various bands of turbulent clouds with smaller spots: some pale cream, others dark brown.


Français : La grande tache rouge de Jupiter vue par Voyager 1 le 25 février 1979, d'une distance de 9,2 million de kilomètres. Les plus petits détails visibles font 160 km environ. La zone colorée et ondulante à gauche de la tache correspond à une région ayant des mouvements très complexes et variables. L'ovale blanc juste en dessous de la grande tache rouge a le même diamètre que la planète terre.
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Source http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00014
Author NASA

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