NASA probe lets you capture magnificent images of Jupiter from the orbit of the planet. The images of this storm were discovered by an amateur astronomer by the name of Kevin Gill. He is a civilian scientist who created the image using data collected by the Juno Cam on board the Juno-Jupiter orbiter on 2nd June 2020.
Not far from the famous Great Red Spot of Jupiter, there is a newly discovered storm called the Clyde Spot, NASA reports. A new storm was discovered by the amateur civilian astronomer Clyde Foster from Centurion, South Africa. The peculiar red spot on Jupiter was not visible on images taken several hours earlier by astronomers in Australia, but Foster used a filter that was sensitive to specific wavelengths of light.
While Jupiter's Great Red Spot has churned in the planet's atmosphere for many years, the feature at the center of this @NASAJuno image is brand new. Called "Clyde's Spot," the storm named after its discover, amateur astronomer Clyde Foster. https://t.co/50Upkb7VET pic.twitter.com/o5NcWGvk7m
— NASA (@NASA) July 5, 2020
NASA Juno Cam captures a red spot on Jupiter
A spaceship can only display a relatively thin section of the cloudy peaks of Jupiter during each passage. Although the Juno did not fly directly over the storm, its route was close enough for the mission team to determine, they would get a detailed view of the new planet storm, which was unofficially called Clyde’s Spot.
The “new Red spot” is a stream of cloudy material flashing above the upper layers of the clouds of Jupiter’s atmosphere. At the time the pictures were taken, Juno was located at a distance of about 45 km to 95 thousand kilometers from the cloudy peaks of the planet at altitudes between 48 and 67 degrees to the south.
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