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 (w x h)
 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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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

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