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June 4, 2021

Hubble visible-light image of Jupiter

This visible-light image of Jupiter was created from data captured on Jan. 11, 2017, using the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. Near the top, a long brown feature called a "brown barge" extends 72,000 kilometers (nearly 45,000 miles) in the east-west direction. The Great Red Spot stands out prominently in the lower left, while the smaller feature nicknamed Red Spot Jr. (also known as Oval BA) appears to its lower right.

[NOIRLab is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation.]

Learn more in the NOIRLab story By jove! Jupiter shows its stripes and colors. (Date image taken: Jan. 11, 2017; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 4, 2021)

Credit: NASA/ESA/NOIRLab/NSF/AURA/M.H. Wong and I. de Pater (UC Berkeley) et al. Acknowledgments: M. Zamani (available under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)

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