Astounding close-up image of Jupiter's Giant Red Spot


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/07/12/astounding-close-up-image-of-j.html


#2

Jovian once again checks weather report, sighs with resignation, looks wistfully at beach gear gathering dust in garage.


#3

Born in 1970, as I was, this was state-of-the-art stuff in my 1975 World Book Encyclopedia:


#4

Astounding close-up image of Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot

Looks cancerous, might be bad.


#5

“Astounding close-up image of Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot”

A dab of acne cream should handle that.


#6

Looks like one of those multi-level roundabouts.


#7

Jovian malignancies are the worst.


#8

And just how many Earths can fit inside of that?? Damn, that is one big storm.

Looked it up: 3


#9

That’s kind of terrifying but definitely awe inducing.


#10

I hope they don’t need a rocket surgeon. Those guys are insufferable.


#11

Gee, I don’t know. I know of one who excised a mole from of the face of Titan… and that RS was pretty cool.


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#13

Fun fact, they call those types of overflow holes as Glory Holes.


#14

I was looking for an image to express my surprise at the -depth- of the great red spot.

MAI HOLE!


#15

Well, I’ve lived long enough to see a close-up picture of the Great Red Spot, and it’s still an impressive mystery.


#16

You might be looking at radius rather than diameter. Earth is just under 8,000 miles wide.


#17

“An ancient storm, it is so large that three Earths could fit inside it.”


#18

The “Face of Jupiter” :grinning:


#19

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#20

I don’t know–maybe they mean volume? The spot is shrinking and as of last year, it looked like only one Earth could fit: