APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

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APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby APOD Robot » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:06 am

Image Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter

Explanation: Some storms on Jupiter are quite complex. The swirling storm was captured late last month by the NASA's robotic Juno spacecraft currently orbiting the Solar System's largest planet. The featured image spans about 30,000 kilometers, making this storm system just about as wide as planet Earth. The disturbance rotates counter-clockwise and shows a cloud pattern that includes light-colored updrafts thought to be composed predominantly of ammonia ice. These light clouds are the highest up and even cast discernable shadows toward the right. Juno will continue to orbit and probe Jupiter over the next few years as it tries to return data that help us to better understand Jupiter's atmospheric water abundance and if the planet has a solid surface underneath these fascinating clouds.

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Re: APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby Boomer12k » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:19 am

We should call it the "Pelican Storm", or "The Boot" storm...as it looks like a Pelican, or Boot, to the right side of it...as your Pareidolia wills.

The WHOLE THING is complex!!!! Sheesh....

Can't wait for Orion Nebula next, as I recently took some photos....
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Re: APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby moontrail » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:43 am

Boomer12k wrote:We should call it the "Pelican Storm", or "The Boot" storm...as it looks like a Pelican, or Boot, to the right side of it...as your Pareidolia wills.

The WHOLE THING is complex!!!! Sheesh....

Can't wait for Orion Nebula next, as I recently took some photos....
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I see a Pelican too, even more clearly turning the picture upside-down.

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Re: APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby Abaptiston » Tue Nov 28, 2017 1:58 pm

"...spans about 30,000 kilometers, making this storm system just about as wide as planet Earth." Um, no. That makes it a little over twice as wide as Earth (diameter), or about three quarters of Earth's circumference. It doesn'r work either way. A scientific site should do better.

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Re: APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby Fred the Cat » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:54 pm

Whether balloons might be feasible or not to explore Jupiter’s interior would depend on technology but weather effects would force us to carefully place them utilizing the correct band. :wink:
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Re: APOD: Juno Spots a Complex Storm on Jupiter (2017 Nov 28)

Postby bystander » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:56 pm

Abaptiston wrote:"... spans about 30,000 kilometers, making this storm system just about as wide as planet Earth."

You missed part of the quote. The image, not the storm, is 30,000 km.
APOD Robot wrote:... The featured image spans about 30,000 kilometers, making this storm system just about as wide as planet Earth. ...
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