Jupiter, named for the Roman version of Zeus, looks like the happy home of Hades in this infrared image (below) captured by the Gemini North telescope at the Gemini Observatory in Mauna Kea. On the other hand, the Hubble Space Telescope produced an amazing UV view of the planet. These contrasting images are a reminder that the visible spectrum only tells part of the story when it comes to objects from outer space.
Taken in January 2017, the three images capture Jupiter with three different radiation: infrared, visible light and ultraviolet light. They highlight details of the atmosphere of the largest planet in our solar system, provide insight into the formation of thunderstorms and reveal gaps through which researchers can look deeper into the planet’s gaseous corners. The signs appear on the famous great red spot on the planet and are still mysterious; They may be gaseous eddies as described in A. Publishing Recent from NOIRLab.
The image of visible light is definitely familiar, and it’s a milky swirl of white, peachy orange, and matte reddish curls. This view shows us more common areas of interest, such as superstorms and hot spots on the planet, in bright colors thanks to A unique chemical cocktail That make up the planet’s outer atmosphere. But in an infrared image, the Great Red Spot turns black, the white clouds are dark, and their dark red gaseous layers turn into streaks of fire. The final image was captured in an ultraviolet spectrum and resembles a dazzling cotton candy ball.
The most accurate advantage of planetary scientists is to see the different layers of clouds of the planet with more accuracy. And for the casual observer a feast for the eyes.
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