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Die chaotischen Wolken auf dem Jupiter

NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:23 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:23 a.m. EDT on May 24), as the spacecraft performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter. At the time, Juno was about 9,600 miles (15,500 kilometers) from the planet’s cloud tops, above a northern latitude of 56 degrees.

The region seen here is somewhat chaotic and turbulent, given the various swirling cloud formations. In general, the darker cloud material is deeper in Jupiter’s atmosphere, while bright cloud material is high. The bright clouds are most likely ammonia or ammonia and water, mixed with a sprinkling of unknown chemical ingredients.

(via kottke)

Jupiterfotos früher auf Kulturtechno

Ein Kommentar

  1. @Johannes: „Naturschauspiel“ hätte man das im 19. Jahrhundert genannt. Kein schlechter Begriff dafür, denn Drama hat das Ganze ja schon reichlich.