Hubble Spots Jupiter Sporting a Spooky Shadow Eye
Jovian moon's shadow plays on giant storm.
Watch out or the cosmic cyclops will get you!
Just in time for Halloween, the Hubble Space Telescope has captured this creepy snapshot of Jupiter. (Related video: "NASA Probe to Explore Jupiter.")
What makes the planet seem to look back at us? The shadow of the moon Ganymede riding atop the clouds of the planet's immense storm called the Great Red Spot.
This amazing photo was taken by the orbiting observatory's wide-field camera back on April 21, 2014, while the space telescope was monitoring weather changes inside the red spot. But it was only released this week.
The moon's shadow "gave the giant planet the uncanny appearance of having a pupil in the center of a 10,000-mile-diameter 'eye,'" said the