Thirty years ago, Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter and took pictures of the its iconic red spot. But now, Björn Jónssen has put the images together, mosaic style, to give us a clearer glimpse into the scope of that magnificent storm. From the Discover Magazine post:
The gifted astrophotographer Björn Jónssen reprocessed the images to produce this simply stunning portrait of the centuries-old storm. Remember: when you look at this, you’re seeing a storm that is easily twice as big as the entire Earth!
Björn posts his work on the terrific Unmanned Spaceflight board, a great place to see what folks are doing with space imagery, and where you’ll find other (and some far bigger) versions of this magnificent shot.
For more details on this, Emily Lakdawalla has written it up at the Planetary Society blog. She has lots of details and insight on this, and I strongly urge you to give it a read. I think it’s wonderful that so much of the sky has opened up for everyone.
I don’t know about you, but seeing this intersection of new and old technology makes me a little misty-eyed.