Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Photos of the Solar System's Biggest Storm

Jupiter's Great Red Spot by Voyager 2

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An enhanced image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, as seen by NASA's Voyager 2 probe on July 7, 1979.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot


Another stunning close-up view of Jupiter's trademark storm.

Juno View of Great Red Spot: 1


NASA’s Juno spacecraft captured this raw image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot during a close flyby on July 10, 2017.

Juno View of Great Red Spot: 2


Another raw photo of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot captured on July 10, 2017, by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Juno View of Great Red Spot: 3


Another raw JunoCam image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot captured during Juno’s July 10 flyby, which brought the probe within 5,600 miles (9,000 kilometers) of the storm’s cloud tops.

JunoCam Red Spot Three

NASA/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Gerald Eichstädt using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA's Juno spacecraft. The image is adjusted and strongly enhanced to draw viewers' eyes to the iconic storm and the turbulence around it.

Jupiter Red Spot


Jupiter's Great Red Spot, imaged by the Voyager 1 probe in 1979.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart

A wind-movement model animates a mosaic image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot made from JunoCam images.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Jupiter's distinctive Great Red Spot is a storm twice the size of Earth that has blown for at least 150 years. Scientists are trying to recreate its colors in a lab to learn more about the planet's atmosphere.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot

NASA/JPL-Caltech/ Space Science Institute

The Great Red Spot's clouds are much higher than those elsewhere on Jupiter.

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