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When Jovian Light and Dark Collide

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:21 am
by Owlscrying
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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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