A unique and exciting detail of Hubble's snapshot appears at mid-northern latitudes as a bright, white, stretched-out storm traveling around the planet at 350 miles per hour.
Jupiter is not like Earth. It appeared approaching in some particular areas of the planet.
The storm appeared on August 18, a week before Hubble's Jupiter sighting.
Europa, Jupiter's icy moon, also makes a cameo appearance in the left side of the image.
With respect to Europa, researchers accept a sea is streaming beneath its frigid surface.
Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and it is believed the gas giant's creation was crucial in allowing Earth, and life, to form. NASA's Europa Clipper mission is scheduled to launch in 2024 for repeated frequent flights to Europe, while ESA's Juice Space War is being prepared for Jupiter in 2022 and will eventually be the largest in the solar system.
Scientists are especially excited about a new, fast-moving storm that broke out in mid-August. NASA called a unique detail of the scene a bright storm in northern latitudes, which stretches over a significant section and performs movement at a speed of about 560 km / h. Another has also appeared in this region, where storms are common. Still scientists We expect she will be hanging around for yearsAnd we hope for more Hubble images like this one.
Small, dark cyclonic clumps - turning anticlockwise - are following behind it, embedded in the plume.
It's possible that this could be the formation of a new, persisting spot - much like the famous Great Red Spot storm in the southern hemisphere of Jupiter.
This huge spot isn't static though - it has actually been shrinking since early observations in the 1930s, but that shrinking seems to have slowed down and astronomers aren't sure why. It is still larger than the entire Earth, at over 15,000 kilometers (9,800 miles) across. Researchers speculate this may be the beginning of a longer-lasting northern hemisphere spot, perhaps to rival the legendary Great Red Spot that dominates the southern hemisphere. The storm itself is a deeper red than before, which creates a striking contrast. This could imply that Red Spot Jr.is en route to shading more like its cousin by and by. It's just below its larger cousin.
A few weeks down the line, the storm was spotted changing its color entirely as it turned the same red hue as the Giant Red Spot.
Red Spot Jr.is the first storm that astronomers watched develop on a gas giant planet.
Hubble's image shows that Jupiter is clearing out its higher altitude white clouds, especially along the planet's equator, where an orangish hydrocarbon smog wraps around it.
Jupiter's multi-wavelength observations of ultraviolet/visible/near-infrared rays obtained by the Hubble Space Telescope on August 25th are giving researchers a whole new view of the giant planet.