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May 4, 2006 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2006-19

Hubble Snaps Baby Pictures of Jupiter's "Red Spot Jr."

Technical facts about this news release:

About the Object
Object Name: Jupiter
Object Description: Planet
Distance: The semi-major axis of Jupiter's orbit about the sun is 5.2 Astronomical Units (778 million km or 483 million miles).
Dimensions: The planet has a diameter of roughly 88,789 miles (142,984 km) at the equator.
About the Data
Data Description: This image was created from HST data from proposal 10783: A. Simon-Miller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and N. Chanover (New Mexico State University); and proposal 10782: I. de Pater, M. Wong, P. Marcus, X. Asay-Davis (University of California - Berkeley), and C. Go, (Astronomical League of the Philippines).
Proposal: 10783 10782
Instrument: ACS/HRC ACS/HRC and ACS/WFC
Exposure Date(s): April 8, 2006 April 16/24/25, 2006
Exposure Time: 630 seconds 548 seconds
Filters: 220nm, 250nm, 330nm, 435nm, 550nm, 656nm, 658nm, 892nm 330nm, 435nm, 475nm, 502nm, 550nm, 656nm, 658nm, 892nm
About the Image
Image Credit: NASA, ESA, I. de Pater and M. Wong (University of California, Berkeley)
Release Date: May 4, 2006
Orientation: Jupiter's New Red Spot - HST ACS/WFC: April 16, 2006