Jupiterís turbulent clouds

Jupiterís turbulent clouds

. This image accentuates the detailed cloud structures and movements at the top of Jupiterís atmosphere. It was taken from the Cassini spacecraft at a red wavelength where methane gas absorbs light at high altitudes within the ammonia and ammonium hydrosulfide cloud layers. A polar stratospheric haze (bottom) makes Jupiter bright near the south pole. (Courtesy of NASA, JPL, CICLOPS and the University of Arizona.)

Copyright 2010, Professor Kenneth R. Lang, Tufts University