HotSpot [ID: 1048]

Coordinates : 6.768° latitude , 37.584° longitude
Submitted by : Tom on 2017-01-18 23:11 UT

This is the location of the "5-micron hotspots" and Juno will be flying over this region on PJ4. These haven't been imaged up close since the days of the Galileo Mission...

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  1. comment by Tucker-41 on 2017-05-14 23:50 UT

    It's amazing that we haven't been able to take any more images since this! I can't wait to it is possible again.

  2. comment by Glenn on 2017-04-28 05:39 UT

    Maybe the Juno MWR will finally cover one of these completely. They detected a bright (ammonia-dry) region on PJ5 and it's close to a northwest narrow extension of a similar region. I'd like to see a close-up of this area and the one next to it in case they hit it one squarely this time.

  3. comment by Glenn on 2017-01-19 01:31 UT

    This blue-gray region probably corresponds to a 5-micron "hot spot", a region that is so devoid of clouds and gaseous absorption by ammonia and phosphine that it produced a clear region that allows thermal radiation from the warm depth of Jupiter we don't usually see. The Galileo probe descended into one of these in 1995, so they are of really great interest. If we observe this region, it will be the first time one has been observed up close since imaged by the Galileo orbiter, and JunoCam will be much higher resolution that the Galileo Solid State Imager (SSI).