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.


ESO/L.N. Fletcher

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Fecha de publicación:27 de Junio de 2016 a las 01:01
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Tipo:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Categoría:Solar System

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BandaLongitud de ondaTelescopio
Oltravioleta8.6 μmVery Large Telescope
Infrarrojo10 μmVery Large Telescope