NASA Releases Juno Spacecraft's Closest Closeup Of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

July 13, 2017

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This is a shot of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, captured by the Juno spacecraft's flyover when it was only 5,600 miles above the storm, the closest it's every gotten. Beautiful, isn't it? Of course we could be staring at a closeup of the rash on some prankster NASA scientist's ballsack and not realize it. I have seen rashes like that before. I think we've been duped.

Thanks to Ramon, who's not convinced the Great Red Spot isn't actually the planet's eye, watching us.

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    So...did they learn anything? Or do we just now have jigabytes of closeups of something we still don't know shit about?

  • GuB

    The pretty pictures are mostly for PR reasons. The real mission focuses more about the inside of the planet, gas composition and magnetic field.
    And we did learn things, for example that the magnetic field is stronger than expected and that the inside is less uniform than we thought.

  • Deplorable Erik Dee

    Okay I'm going to go look for that. That's fascinating stuff. I've always thought it rather scary what must it must be like deeper in Jupiter.

  • Kevin Rodriguez

    breath taking......

  • Munihausen

    Obvious Jovian climate change is obvious; the science is settled.

    Bernie Fckng Sanders 2020!

  • Wait, Bernie Bros still exist..?

  • Munihausen

    The mere thought of being the only one left has triggered me; I will be recovering in my mom's basement if anyone needs me.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    This is space porn.

  • You upvoted your own comment.

  • Perpetual Pizza

    Yes, it's the most efficient way to get replies on a comment.

  • Meh
  • Jason Christopher

    Beautiful.
    And someone already beat me to a monolith joke.

  • Draco Basileus

    Where's the monolith?

  • TonyMantiger

    Right here

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