The National Aviation and Space Administration (NASA) and the European Space Agency have taken a step forward in investigating Jupiter’s surface. Taking three pictures with different technologies, they were able to observe the different atmospheric properties of the planet.
Photos taken Three types of light: infrared, visible and ultraviolet. The first was taken with the Gemini Northern Telescope in Hawaii, and the next two were captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. When did the researchers’ surprise come, Comparing all three images, they found that the Great Red Spot, Jupiter’s storm, and the wind system capable of engulfing the Earth were indistinguishable in infrared photography.
Stunning new images of Jupiter from the Gemini North and Hubble Space Telescope show light in infrared, visible and ultraviolet wavelengths.
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If this is why Infrared light will show the areas covered by the cloud, which will not reveal the big red space, while allowing visible and ultraviolet light to glow and reflect this event. However, the clouds are well reflected and different in all captures.
The Great Red Spot is like “Edis of the Sea”
Scientist Mike Wong compared the Great Red Spot event “Ocean Edis”, because it is a storm system that rotates in the opposite direction to the rest of the clouds on the largest planet in the solar system.
“When the storm clouds rotate, you can get the little inconsistencies that make up these eddies. This is the explanation for these events, it starts out as a weak one, but can be very stretched.”, Wong explained.
Thanks for the three photos, The researchers were able to expand their knowledge of the Jovian atmosphere and its clouds and the behavior of Edis.