Two faces of Jupiter

False colour images generated from VLT observations in February and March 2016, showing two different faces of Jupiter. The bluer areas are cold and cloud-free, the orangey areas are warm and cloudy, more colourless bright regions are warm and cloud-free, and dark regions are cold and cloudy (such as the Great Red Spot and the prominent ovals). The wave pattern over the North Equatorial Band shows up in orange.

This view was created from VLT/VISIR infrared images from February 2016 (left) and March 2016 (right). The orange images were obtained at 10.7 micrometres wavelength and highlight the different temperatures and presence of ammonia. The blue images at 8.6 micrometres highlight variations in cloud opacity.

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ESO/L.N. Fletcher

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Tunnistus:eso1623b
Tyyppi:Kokoelma
Julkaisupäivä:27. kesäkuuta 2016 1:01
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1623
Koko:1690 x 1031 px

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Nimi:Jupiter
Tyyppi:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Kategoria:Solar System

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Värit ja suotimet

KaistaAallonpituusTeleskooppi
Ultravioletti8.6 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR
Infrapuna10 μmVery Large Telescope
VISIR

 

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