PIA09922: Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: New Horizons
Spacecraft: New Horizons
Instrument: Visual and Infrared Imaging/Spectrometer
Product Size: 224 x 273 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Johns Hopkins University/APL
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Ammonia Ice Clouds on Jupiter

In this movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse over five successive Jupiter "days." Scientists noted how the larger cloud travels along with a small, local deep hole.

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NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute

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