Jupiter’s swirling clouds captured
■ Nasa reveals stunning image of ‘ oil painting’ storms
about 4,400 miles ( 7,000 kilometers) from the planet's cloud tops, at a latitude of approximately 40 degrees north.
White ovals area large scale storm that is prevalent in Jupiter.
White ovals can change their shape, migrate through the atmosphere, jostle each other for position, and even eventually merge with each other. Despite all of this, white ovals have been known to survive for 40 years or more in Jupiter’s atmosphere — and can grow as large as Earth.
“A multitude of magnificent, swirling clouds in Jupiter’s dynamic North North Temperate Belt are captured.”
It captures the intensity of the jets and vortices in Jupiter’s North North Temperate Belt.
The clouds are likely to be made of ammonia- ice crystals, or possibly a combination of ammonia ice and water.
Although the region as a whole appears chaotic, there is an alternating pattern of rotating, lightercolored features on the north and south sides.
Scientists think the dark regions are places where the clouds are deeper, based on infrared observations made at the same time by Juno's JIRAM experiment and Earthbased supporting observations.