Image of Jupiter and insets showing the shrinking size of the red spot
Close Me!

Hubble Shows Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is Smaller than Ever Measured

05.15.2014

Images of Jupiter's Great Red Spot, taken by the Hubble Space Telescope over a span of 20 years, shows how the planet's trademark spot has decreased in size over the years.

  • Photograph of a multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery

    Wonders in the Antarctic Sky

    05.12.2014

    An IceBridge photo of a multi-layered lenticular cloud hovering near Mount Discovery, a volcano about 70 kilometers southwest of McMurdo Station on Antarctica’s Ross Island.

  • Image of the limb of the sun with dark prominence lifiting off

    Dark Lift-Off

    05.22.2014

    A small, hovering mass of twisted strands of plasma shifted back and forth before erupting into space (Apr. 29-30, 2014) over a period of just one day.

  • HST image of irregular galaxy NGC 4485

    Hubble Sees Starbursts in the Wake of a Fleeting Romance

    05.20.2014

    This image from the Hubble Space Telescope shows galaxy NGC 4485 in the constellation of Canes Venatici (The Hunting Dogs). The galaxy is irregular in shape, but it hasn’t always been so.

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