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Jupiter’s image shows a chaotic gas vortex on its surface

The surface of Jupiter, although it may seem different from the images sent us by different satellites and probes, is not even and uneven. Clouds are located at different heights and can form real peaks.

Although Jupiter does not have a hard surface, but rather a vortex and chaotic mixture of gas currents and eddies, the atmosphere of Jupiter is the deepest in comparison with the atmospheres of other planets of the solar system. In fact, we don’t even know when this will end, but astronomers usually consider Jupiter’s atmosphere to be complete when it reaches 100 kPa (or 1 bar).

A new color image of the planet’s surface, more than the surface of the solar system, was taken by a lay scientist, Gerald Eichst√§dt. The image shows two “bright” dots above the rest of the clouds.

This is an image that shows a little more clearly than the others that we usually see and that touch Jupiter, the chaotic movement of the gases that make up the surface of this planet.

Eichstedt used the image taken by the JunoCam camera from the NASA Juno probe to create an improved color image.

Martin Hill

An accomplished journalist and freelancer, Martin has held a long career in media and has worked for numerous different agencies. He was an editor for the Arizona Business Gazette for over 10 years before joining the Tucson Weekly (tucsonweekly.com) and founding Science In Me, a new publication with the aim of reporting on science news over the internet. Beyond having extensive writing and research experience, Martin is also a science enthusiast with a passion for science and technology. In his younger life, he had studied mechanical engineering before moving on to journalism.
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