NASA: Picture of the Day

 

Jupiter

NASA’s picture of the day is this absolutely stunning close up of Jupiter’s great red spot. The image was taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft and comprises of three black and white negatives taken in 1979.

Jupiter is the largest planet in the solar system with a diameter of 89000 miles. According to NASA it could swallow up the earth 1000 times. The planets atmosphere is immensely turbulent with winds reaching up to 400 miles per hour. The iconic red spot is actually a huge storm three and a times larger than the earth.

Source: NASA

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