This version of "Jupiter Globe Rotation" does not have titles or credits, in order to allow it to be played continuously in a loop.
The giant planet Jupiter has a diameter of more than 10 times Earth's diameter. Its striped and dynamic atmosphere, dotted with massive, powerful storms, has been a continuing Hubble target over the years.
A collection of images from 2007 have been combined to get full, even coverage of Jupiter. The resulting mosaic has been mapped onto a sphere, and one full rotation is presented in the visualization.
Visualization: G. Bacon (STScI);
Data: A. Simon-Miller (GSFC), A. Sánchez-Lavega, R. Hueso, S. Pérez-Hoyos (UPV/EHU), E. García-Melendo (FOED), G. Orton (JPL)
Publication: June 28, 2007