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An object, probably a comet that nobody saw coming, plowed into the giant planet’s colorful cloud tops sometime Sunday, splashing up debris and leaving a black eye the size of the Pacific Ocean. This was the second time in 15 years that this had happened. The whole world was watching when Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 fell apart and its pieces crashed into Jupiter in 1994, leaving Earth-size marks that persisted up to a year.
It does. Pretty much.
It seems to me Jupiter should take up the entire picture,
The spatial scale in this image is 13.86 miles/pixel (22.3 kilometers/pixel).
Junocam is a wide-angle camera designed to capture the unique polar perspective of Jupiter offered by Juno’s polar orbit.
originally posted by: chadderson
a reply to: gortex
Just playing devils advocate here...
Let us take a look at the view from earth from HEO (high earth orbit of 22,000 miles) and observe how close the earth is, and how much of the picture is taken up.
Then take a look at this picture of Jupiter from supposedly the same altitude (relatively).
It seems to me Jupiter should take up the entire picture, or the viewing distance is nowhere close to 20,000 miles.
originally posted by: gortex
Another picture of one of our neighbors this time sent back by the Juno spacecraft , the image was captured on October 24th as Juno made its ninth close flyby of Jupiter passing just 20,577 miles from the planets atmosphere.