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ALMA Shows What’s Inside Jupiter’s Storms

22 August, 2019 / Read time: 1 minute

Artists' animation showing Jupiter in radio waves with ALMA and in visible light with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST).

Bright bands indicate high temperatures and dark bands low temperatures. The dark bands correspond to the zones on Jupiter, which are often white at visible wavelengths. The bright bands correspond to the brown belts on the planet. The image in radio waves contains over 10 hours of data, so fine details are smeared by the planet's rotation.

Credit: ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO), I. de Pater et al.; NRAO/AUI NSF, S. Dagnello; NASA/Hubble