PIA25069: Earth's Ocean and Jupiter's Atmosphere (Animation)
 Target Name:  Jupiter
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Juno
 Spacecraft:  Juno
 Instrument:  JunoCam
 Product Size:  1600 x 1200 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
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This morphing animation compares the eddies in Earth's oceans to the turbulent clouds in Jupiter's atmosphere.

In the movie, a zoom occurs around a vortex dipole: a typical structure consisting of a cyclone and an anticyclone that is present both in Earth's ocean and Jupiter's atmosphere.

The ocean image showing the spring phytoplankton bloom in the southern Gulf of Bothnia was generated from data collected by the MODIS instrument about NASA's Aqua satellite. The Jupiter image is from JunoCam.

Scientist Lia Siegelman observed the similarities between the richness of turbulence around Joviancyclones and the filaments around smaller eddies seen in Earth's oceans. These similarities were especially evident in high-resolution satellite images of plankton blooms.

More information about Juno is at https://www.nasa.gov/juno and https://missionjuno.swri.edu.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt (Jupiter image)
NASA OBPG OB.DAAC/GSFC/Landsat 8/Gerald Eichstädt (Ocean image)

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