Southern Jupiter from Perijove 3
Southern Jupiter looms some 37,000 kilometers away in
JunoCam image from December 11.
The image data was captured near
Juno's third perijove
or closest approach to Jupiter,
the spacecraft still in its 53 day long looping orbit.
With the south polar region on the left,
the large whitish oval toward the right is massive, counterclockwise rotating
Smaller than the more famous Great Red Spot, the oval storm is
only about half the diameter of planet Earth, one of a
of white ovals currently in the southern hemisphere of the
Solar System's, ruling gas giant.
Authors & editors:
NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
NASA Official: Jay Norris.
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