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Jupiter’s colourful cloud belts

13 Jan 2018, 14:20 UTC
Jupiter’s colourful cloud belts NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill

Colourful swirling cloud belts dominate Jupiter’s southern hemisphere in this image captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Jupiter appears in this colour-enhanced image as a tapestry of vibrant cloud bands and storms. The dark region in the far left is called the South Temperate Belt. Intersecting the belt is a ghost-like feature of slithering white clouds. This is the largest feature in Jupiter’s low latitudes that’s a cyclone (rotating with clockwise motion).

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