NASA released the closest-ever images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

  • Added:  14 days ago
  • As NASA's Juno probe flew over Jupiter on July 10th, it snapped photographs of the planet's most iconic feature, the Great Red Spot. Following is a transcript of the video.

    This is our closest look at Jupiter's iconic "Great Red Spot." These photographs were taken by NASA's Juno probe. It flew just 5,600 miles above the Great Red Spot — an enormous storm that's 1.3 times as wide as Earth. The storm is believed to have lasted for over 350 years.

    How it persisted for that long is a mystery. But recent studies suggest the Great Red Spot is shrinking.

    Scientists are studying the new photographs and data to better understand the large and long-lasting storm. Juno has been orbiting Jupiter for over a year. It's already sent back photos of Jupiter's rings and turbulent south pole. We can't wait to see what it sends back next!

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Comments: 568

    AVON MANN 7 hours ago

    If this is real images why do you still show in computer generated images NASA is FULL of💩💩💩💩

  • Anďelko Lončar
    Anďelko Lončar 19 hours ago

    This images are as fake as hell,..coz NOTHING will ever be able to pass through Van Alen belt and Thermozone,..

  • Tunka Twileigh The Snow Saiyan

    Nature is amazing and mysteriously curious. It's crazy how that storm has continued going for over 3 centuries and beyond. Its lucky for us our planet doesn't persist these kind of crazy storms but we do have a prolonging exposure to Global warming which sucks major :(

  • Dirk Scholten
    Dirk Scholten 3 days ago

    Watch the docu: ringmakers of saturn

  • Jeff \m/
    Jeff \m/ 4 days ago

    Jupiter's Great gravitational force acts like a giant vacuum cleaner in our solar system, pulling in asteroids, comets and other debris that could have hit the Earth. Without Jupiter, Earth would be a much different place.
    in my opinion the Great Red Spot was caused by a large asteroid or comet impact.

  • swan swanson
    swan swanson 6 days ago

    juno nasa lies alot

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte 7 days ago +1

    5000 miles ahahahahhaha tells us nothing

  • johnny llooddte
    johnny llooddte 7 days ago +1

    ahaha and they still dont have a clue...
    its a high plateau on jupiter.. that simple

    • johnny llooddte
      johnny llooddte 7 days ago

      of course its shrinking as it erodes...geeeesh morons

  • Michael Clark
    Michael Clark 7 days ago

    IMO more intriguing are the great white spots/storms that are almost evenly spaced around the planet..

  • TheLance3185
    TheLance3185 8 days ago

    Science is awesome.

  • RE-L Mayer
    RE-L Mayer 9 days ago

    didnt they have a picture where the spot in the center had a ectagon shape??

  • Pro. Logic
    Pro. Logic 9 days ago

    At time mark 0:56/1:30 perhaps unusually high mountain (s)???.

  • elfabros
    elfabros 9 days ago

    It's still only a images

  • Stuart Matthews
    Stuart Matthews 9 days ago

    we could fly Piers Morgan into it, see how it would react with the gas coming out of him.......

  • American Soldier
    American Soldier 9 days ago

    But is Jupiter flat?

  • Ashley Meiklejohn
    Ashley Meiklejohn 9 days ago

    Anyone know the Artists name, some good work here although not too sure how it stacks up against the real thing.

  • shannon jenkins
    shannon jenkins 9 days ago

    nasa why wont you ever release a real picture not drawn images ,,,,,please fill my bank account with $$$$$$$

  • Sky Ninja Speaks
    Sky Ninja Speaks 9 days ago


  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    When they go into space and take photos or video tape it's always in black and grey.

  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    Not actual photos from Jupiter that's computer editing morons. It looks fake asf

  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    Red sport it's orange to lol

  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    So that red spot is a storm.

  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    It's so mind blowing how earth is the size of that red spot damn we're fucking small I mean are planet is small and specially us mind blowing.

  • Andiee Martinez
    Andiee Martinez 9 days ago

    What is up with the red spot

  • Fragout Rambo
    Fragout Rambo 9 days ago

    Plot Twist...
    The storm is being generated by aliens for hiding.

  • Carlos Moon
    Carlos Moon 9 days ago

    Whats the name of the song

  • Russ Logan
    Russ Logan 9 days ago

    More NASA CGI fantasy nonsense! Will the theatre ever end ? How can people buy into this?

  • Mistah Beety
    Mistah Beety 9 days ago

    It's not CGI. It's a beautiful painting!

  • bvseediermedia6
    bvseediermedia6 10 days ago

    I'm only here for the Flat Earth weirdo comments.

  • Mcgregor's Ghost
    Mcgregor's Ghost 10 days ago

    why do i feel stupider after watching this

  • channelofmine1
    channelofmine1 10 days ago

    When I was a boy the Red Spot was almost 3x the size of Earth.

  • y3v1k
    y3v1k 10 days ago

    Jupiter's atmosphere is the result of heavy chemtrailing/

  • Real Meme Lord
    Real Meme Lord 10 days ago +1

    1:01 Kids: Woah! A Space fidget spinner!

  • Free Speech
    Free Speech 10 days ago

    They do this fake shit as real news. These fools can't take real image of earth and taking image of jupiter. Hilarious.

  • kirby march Barcena
    kirby march Barcena 10 days ago

    Interesting that its shrinking yet persisted for centuries.

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    Science Insider 10 days ago

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  • Aeoxis Weekly
    Aeoxis Weekly 10 days ago

    Anyone know the song lol?

  • Altamash Kalania
    Altamash Kalania 10 days ago

    I am thrilled for this and Cassini.

  • Roger G2
    Roger G2 10 days ago

    What music is this? I like it.

  • Khannea Sun Tzu
    Khannea Sun Tzu 10 days ago

    Let's speculate a small moon drops in Jupiter's Abyss. How long would it take for the material to gradually percolate or sink downwards. How would the impact zone look, centuries later. How would clouds above the impact region act. Is this it?

    MOON LUNA 11 days ago

    Nasa Entering to Jupiter?

  • Vincino Gstar
    Vincino Gstar 11 days ago

    You said it! Well it must be shrinking cause last time you said the red spot was X 3 planet earths not 1.3

  • Ron Shagnasty
    Ron Shagnasty 11 days ago

    wont watch vids with ads

  • San Stx
    San Stx 11 days ago

    For me this is scary as fuck.

  • Arnold Hardy
    Arnold Hardy 11 days ago

    where can i find this tyoe of music

  • Balgore8
    Balgore8 11 days ago

    Those pictures blow Hubble can do better.

  • Astro Not
    Astro Not 11 days ago +2

    You guys still believe in NASA's lies?


  • Nicholas Saro
    Nicholas Saro 11 days ago

    Fake as fuck!

  • Progressive
    Progressive 11 days ago

    What an ear to be alive

  • Mixey
    Mixey 11 days ago +3

    The great Red Spot is only periodically visible :)

  • peruda hudson
    peruda hudson 12 days ago

    and they cant get a really good close up of the black knight?

  • Ana Freitas
    Ana Freitas 12 days ago

    The size and intensity of the storm (Great Red Spot), does it have anything to do with the Sun going into a quiet period now?

  • InDrNation
    InDrNation 12 days ago

    Nasa... spends 1.4 billion per year on CGI and Photoshop.... pockets the remaining 17 billion. Their excuse " we need a bigger budget" . produces images of all planets; cannot return to the moon. #FailureOfService time to suck a dick Nasa

    • InDrNation
      InDrNation 10 days ago

      They need to come clean about planets; the moon; sun and stars... no more science fiction.

    • Mark Kozak
      Mark Kozak 10 days ago

      Yes we lost the tech and it is to painful to get back! I think that is it ?

  • Flavius Ene
    Flavius Ene 12 days ago

    Ok and where are the photos?

  • GeometryDashNecula
    GeometryDashNecula 12 days ago

    In my opinion, this is fake.
    I know a little bit about astronomy, but i think if it gets that close to Jupiter NASA's Juno probe will get crushed.
    I think, you guys can give answers. I love space but too bad i'm kinda dumb.

  • DarelLabs
    DarelLabs 12 days ago +2

    ppl stop watching this CGI shit :(

  • Jeff Fuehr
    Jeff Fuehr 12 days ago

    I am going to guess that the Great Red Spot is actually the direct result of jupiters gravitational pull

    so basically, i think it's Jupiter,s gravitational pull that has kept that red spot going for as long as it has been

    unlike earth, i think that Jupiter,s gravitational pull requires a release point

    and i think that red spot is probably where that planet releases a overabundance of gravitational pull

  • Justin Owens
    Justin Owens 12 days ago

    Notice me! \0/

  • Queen Spades
    Queen Spades 12 days ago +2

    What does it look like Inside ?

    • Paul Lie
      Paul Lie 11 days ago

      It looks like a giant red sandstorm!

  • Debbi Dee
    Debbi Dee 12 days ago +1

    I thought it was blac chynas hair

  • Jer-Jer Landicho
    Jer-Jer Landicho 12 days ago

    If you are curious about this planet go play warframe

  • Debrasive
    Debrasive 12 days ago

    Red Spot Lives Matter.

  • ProGamer9 pc
    ProGamer9 pc 12 days ago

    imagine if you try to go in the large storm thing😱

  • davidcito is ok
    davidcito is ok 12 days ago

    Today in science: There's a robot taking pictures in Jupiter.

    Today in religion: The Catholic Church claims that the gluten-free host is not the body of Christ.

    This is 2017.

  • Mathin3D
    Mathin3D 12 days ago

    That CGI!

    • YouTube Judge
      YouTube Judge 9 days ago

      Mathin3D at documenting space? Hell no. At CGI? I dunno, any Pixar animators over at the ISS?

    • Mathin3D
      Mathin3D 9 days ago


      Why, you think you could do better than NASA?

    • YouTube Judge
      YouTube Judge 12 days ago

      I don't think so

  • BT -7274
    BT -7274 12 days ago +2

    this looks like when I add creamer to my coffee and don't stir it.

  • i am NOT the father
    i am NOT the father 12 days ago +3

    nothing but cgi like always

    • YouTube Judge
      YouTube Judge 12 days ago

      i am NOT the father I hope you weren't the father

  • Windows Vista
    Windows Vista 12 days ago

    My dumbass thought that the thumbnail was a fucking wooden bowl....

  • Head Attanius
    Head Attanius 12 days ago

    stop with the trap music pls

  • eraserh
    eraserh 13 days ago

    If its shrinking then its losing its momentum?

  • Darlene Penni
    Darlene Penni 13 days ago

    wow that's awesome

  • Sidharth Babu
    Sidharth Babu 13 days ago +2


  • CyRixULTIMate
    CyRixULTIMate 13 days ago

    What is it's not a storm but a portal to an alternate universe

  • Geoffrey Delantar
    Geoffrey Delantar 13 days ago

    just when I add the milk to my coffee:)

  • toasta roasta
    toasta roasta 13 days ago

    I have a gas giant floating before my anus

  • Stephen Bachman
    Stephen Bachman 13 days ago

    kinda would like us to study Neptune and Uranus like we have studied Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto.

    really don't understand why all we got is a couple of crappy photos from the 1970's an thats it.

  • KillerBebe
    KillerBebe 13 days ago

    I blame global warming

  • CornRow Kenny
    CornRow Kenny 13 days ago


  • Steve Parker
    Steve Parker 13 days ago

    No amount of Clearasil gonna kill that red spot.

  • Why Not
    Why Not 13 days ago

    Gas planet? Let's call it jewpiter.

    For sure germans named it

  • nanertots
    nanertots 13 days ago

    fidget spinner at 1:20

  • San Dog
    San Dog 13 days ago




    I wish they could some cameras into the planet's and see the real surface of it and the happenings!! but I know it's gonna happen a real long long time in the future! 😔

  • king lehar
    king lehar 13 days ago


  • Unanimous0001
    Unanimous0001 13 days ago

    who else imagined aliens hitting them folks to the music

  • pretty patty
    pretty patty 13 days ago

    Jupiter is pics though

  • ken master
    ken master 13 days ago

    I don't understand why is it pixelated. didn't they spend billions on it. the camera sure aren't suit for space explore and research. no video? btw it looks so fake

    • YouTube Judge
      YouTube Judge 12 days ago

      ken master pictures taken from thousands of miles away because of Jupiters gravity

  • lee mceachern
    lee mceachern 13 days ago

    but what is it? iron dust?

  • forestsoceansmusic
    forestsoceansmusic 13 days ago

    I just somehow jumped from a parallel Earth where Jupiter's Great Red Spot had recently disappeared, and caused only medium-level consternation. Anyone else have this memory?

  • StickMation!
    StickMation! 13 days ago

    Looks creepy idk why

  • randomguy8196
    randomguy8196 13 days ago

    Wonder if NASA will ever sent a probe with a "true color" camera. I know infra/UV/whatever cameras are better for the scientists but given how tiny smartphone cameras have gotten couldn't the sneak one on board? It's like a few grams.

    I'm tired of false color images.

  • jamrie boneo
    jamrie boneo 13 days ago thats why nasa took a picture of my creamed coffee last day,

  • CabalesGaming Minecraft

    what jupiter has rings i taught saturn, and uranus only had rings

  • Kutlwano Sesing
    Kutlwano Sesing 13 days ago +3

    If storm troopers used red dot sights on their weapons this is how large they'd have to be for them to not miss a human sized target.

  • The SMMDH
    The SMMDH 13 days ago

    this is fake

  • Rbnsn 123
    Rbnsn 123 13 days ago

    i don't think we would ever be able to explore this universe or know about black holes or anything like that

  • Fiona P
    Fiona P 13 days ago +2

    A Giant Red Spot -: NASA got “Proactiv"e about it and sent Juno 🌜✨🌛☮

  • The Guy Nobody Really Likes

    Tourism Jupiter will have the Great Red Spot for sightseeing.

  • James Howlett
    James Howlett 13 days ago

    So this damn probe can send us pics of Jupiter millions of miles away, of not billion, and I can't even get a damn phone signal when inside a freaking mall? I think this is B.S, especially when it just looks like a painting. I call B.S.

    • Alex Siemers
      Alex Siemers 12 days ago

      But do you spend upwards of billions per year on your cell service? Didn't think so.

  • IceGamer596
    IceGamer596 13 days ago +2

    if cassini will fly to Saturn then at one day juno will fly to Jupiter! am I correct?

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