NASA has just released new images of Jupiter captured by the Hubble’s Wide Field Planetary Camera 3, and they show a “rare wave” near the equator as well as a “filament-like feature” inside the Great Red Spot. The scientists used these ultra high-definition images to create a 4K video of the planet’s rotation. Continue reading for another video and more information.
“Analysis of the Great Red Spot shows that it’s getting smaller and more circular. The spot, which is now more orange than red, measures 150 miles (240 km) along its long axis. The NASA scientists noticed an unusual wispy filament within the spot, which has never been seen before. This filamentary streamer is being tossed around by winds reaching upwards of 330 mph (150 meters/second),” reports Gizmodo.