PIA09922: Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter

Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter


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Ammonia Ice Clouds on Jupiter

In this movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse over five successive Jupiter "days." Scientists noted how the larger cloud travels along with a small, local deep hole.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission New Horizons
Instrument Host New Horizons
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA)
Extra Keywords Ammonia, Color, Movie
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2007-10-09
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09922
Identifier PIA09922