Jupiter’s Bands of Clouds

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This enhanced-color picture of Jupiter’s bands of light and dim clouds was combined by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran regulating information from a JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

Three of a white oval storms famous as a “String of Pearls” are manifest nearby a tip of a image. Each of a swapping light and dim windy bands in this picture is wider than Earth, and any rages around Jupiter during hundreds of miles (kilometers) per hour. The lighter areas are regions where gas is rising, and a darker bands are regions where gas is sinking.

Juno acquired a picture on May 19, 2017, during 11:30 a.m. PST (2:30 p.m. EST) from an altitude of about 20,800 miles (33,400 kilometers) above Jupiter’s cloud tops.

Source: NASA


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