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Monday, October 19, 2015

The photos reveal the new data of Jupiter

The pictures released by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) revealed much new information about the largest planet in our solar system, namely Jupiter.

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope
 (Picture from: http://imagine-hawaii.com/)
Taken by the Hubble telescope, the photographs showed a rare wave in the northern part of the planet's equator. NASA said it also discovered a kind of very thin fibers in the core part of the famous Great Red Spot on the planet. Great Red Spot is a storm that is thought to have been rotating in Jupiter's atmosphere for more than 400 years.

"Every time we observe Jupiter, we always felt there was something exciting is happening there," said Amy Simon, a planetary researcher at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, in a statement.
Jupiter's famous Giant Red Spot is seen in this image from the Hubble Space Telescope. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pl6q86)
One other images, which were made with the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble telescope, showing successive rotation giant planet so scientists can measure the wind speed there.
In Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt, scientists spotted a rare wave that had been seen there only once before. It is similar to a wave that sometimes occurs in Earth’s atmosphere when cyclones are forming. This false-color close-up of Jupiter shows cyclone. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pl6q86)
New photos also revealed that the Great Red Spot on Jupiter were dwindling and increasingly round. The pivot point of the red giant is now 240 kilometers shorter than last year, said NASA.
The movement of Jupiter’s clouds can be seen by comparing the first map to the second one. Zooming in on the Great Red Spot at blue (left) and red (right) wavelengths reveals a unique filamentary feature not previously seen. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1Pl6q86)
That point is now leaning more orange than red. For the first time, researchers saw a kind of thin fibers are spun in that point. According to the photos, the fiber was formed by wind speed above 150 meters per second.
These photos are part of NASA's annual collection of photos that they hope can help scientists study the planets change. NASA also is collecting photographs of Neptune and Uranus, and Saturn will, as part of the Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program of the agency. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | VOA NEWS]
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