PIA02876: Jupiter's High Latitudes
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Cassini-Huygens
Spacecraft: Cassini Orbiter
Instrument: Imaging Science Subsystem
Product Size: 720 x 486 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: CICLOPS / University of Arizona
Primary Data Set: Cassini
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This movie clip (of which the release image is a still frame), created from images taken by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows a high-latitude area of Jupiter. At latitudes above 45 degrees, the banded appearance of Jupiter's clouds gives way to a more mottled appearance. T he cause of this transition is not fully understood.

Cassini is a cooperative mission of NASA, the European Space Agency and the Italian Space Agency. JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, manages Cassini for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washing ton, D.C.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2001-01-03