May 7, 2017

The south pole of Jupiter

south pole of Jupiter

This enhanced color view of Jupiter's south pole was created by citizen scientist Gabriel Fiset using data from the JunoCam instrument on NASA's Juno spacecraft. Oval storms dot the cloudscape. Approaching the pole, the organized turbulence of Jupiter's belts and zones transitions into clusters of unorganized filamentary structures, streams of air that resemble giant tangled strings.

The image was taken on December 11, 2016 at 9:44 a.m. PST (12:44 p.m. EST), from an altitude of about 32,400 miles (52,200 kilometers) above the planet's beautiful cloud tops.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gabriel Fiset
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  1. Is Jupiter like Earth in that it gets colder at the poles? Does this have an effect on the gases in the atmosphere? Would certain elements tend towards the poles because of a difference in temperature?

  2. Jupiter would be my favorite planet in our solar system I like the colours