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June 28, 2007 01:00 PM (EDT)

News Release Number: STScI-2007-25

Hubble Catches Jupiter Changing Its Stripes

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/Images
Proposal: 11096: K. Noll (STScI), H. Weaver (Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory), A. Simon-Miller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), M. Mutchler, H. Bond, C. Christian, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, F. Hamilton, W. Januszewski, and T. Roman (STScI), J. Clarke Boston University), and J. Spencer (Southwest Research Institute) 11310: A. Sanchez-Lavega, S. Perez-Hoyos, R. Hueso (University of the Basque Country), E. Garcia-Melendo (Institute for Space Studies of Catalonia, Spain), G. Orton (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and A. Simon-Miller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
Instrument: WFPC2 WFPC2
Exposure Date(s): March 25, 2007 June 5, 2007
Image Credit NASA, ESA, and A. Simon-Miller (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA, ESA, and A. Sanchez-Lavega (University of the Basque Country, Spain)
About the Image
Release Date: June 28, 2007
Orientation: Jupiter - June 5, 2007