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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot First Images Released

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft has accomplished its mission of flying over the Great Red Spot on Jupiter planet. The spacecraft has collected intimate science that has long puzzled scientists. Among the storm’s strange findings are the deep and vibrant forces. The first batch of raw images of the storm was released on Wednesday.

The storm has fascinated the scientists who have been tracking it since the beginning of the modern science and this is the first generation to get to this highest level of facts. According to Leigh Fletcher, the planetary expert from the University of Leicester, the Great Red Spot might have elongated from the horizon to the horizon. Juno has revealed astonishing new images of Jupiter’s storm. The data from the study will entice scientists to start rewriting more about the solar system’s great planet. The data released will help in the full understanding of the Jupiter planet.

Juno Spacecraft has been revolving around the top clouds of Jupiter and on Monday, the spacecraft made about 5,600 miles over the Great Red Spot, which is a great storm that has been in existence for about 350 years. Based on Amy Simon, a scientist at NASA, the red spot has changed drastically since the closure of NASA’s Galileo orbiter mission a decade ago.

Juno’s images are part of NASA’s mission to invite the interested public to download and share the pictures for more enhancement. The released images, however, look more distorted and scientists have explained that the more they zoomed into the storm, the more turbulent it became. The adjustments will be done on the images to bring back undistorted outlook of the storm. The detailed findings will be unleashed later.

Scientists will also use the Juno’s instruments to collect evidence on what motivates the storm to remain energetic and how far it has penetrated the lower atmospheres of the planet. A previous study conducted by James O’Donoghue, a scientist at NASA, revealed that Great Red Spot is surprisingly hot and suspected that the heat could be originating from the bottom of the storm’s turbulence emanating from strong waves.