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Nasa releases new video showing 4K views of Jupiter

4K images of Jupiter taken by the Hubble Space Telescope for the first time reveal a filament inside the planet's "Great Red Spot" hurricane

Charlotte Krol

Published 14/10/2015 | 07:31

New images of Jupiter captured by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal never-before-seen details, including a filament inside the planet's hurricane that has been spinning for hundreds of years.

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Footage released by Nasa of the planet's rotation shows a filament inside "Great Red Spot", a hurricane that is bigger than the size of three Earths.

The video was assembled by Nasa from 4K images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope and posted on the agency's new dedicated 4K television channel.

Still image maps show a "filament-like feature" inside the "Great Red Spot" which appears to contribute to evidence that it is shrinking. This is because its longest axis now appears 150 miles shorter than it did in 2014.

Telegraph.co.uk

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