When Jovian Light and Dark Collide
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:21 am
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/ Roman Tkachenko
This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft, highlights a feature on Jupiter where multiple atmospheric conditions appear to collide.
This publicly selected target is called “STB Spectre.” The ghostly bluish streak across the right half of the image is a long-lived storm, one of the few structures perceptible in these whitened latitudes where the south temperate belt of Jupiter would normally be. The egg-shaped spot on the lower left is where incoming small dark spots make a hairpin turn.
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