PIA03000: Atmospheric Motion in Jupiter's Northern Hemisphere
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Galileo
Spacecraft: Galileo Orbiter
Instrument: Solid-State Imaging
Product Size: 4306 x 3306 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Arizona
Addition Date: 2000-09-25
Primary Data Set: Galileo EDRs
Full-Res TIFF: PIA03000.tif (22.55 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA03000.jpg (540 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

True-color (left) and false-color (right) mosaics of Jupiter's northern hemisphere between 10 and 50 degrees latitude. Jupiter's atmospheric motions are controlled by alternating eastward and westward bands of air between Jupiter's equator and polar regions. The direction and speed of these bands influences the color and texture of the clouds seen in this mosaic. The high and thin clouds are represented by light blue, deep clouds are reddish, and high and thick clouds are white. A high haze overlying a clear, deep atmosphere is represented by dark purple. This image was taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft on April 3, 1997 at a distance of 1.4 million kilometers (.86 million miles).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2000-09-25