NASA Gets New Details About Jupiter

NASA Gets New Details About Jupiter

Astronomers are getting new information about Jupiter thanks to 3 of NASA’s research devices: The Hubble Telescope, the Gemini Observatory in Hawaii, and the Juno spacecraft. Though the planet is 500 Million miles away, new photos (shown above) and data are revealing previously unknown details about Jupiter. One scientist described the planet’s atmosphere as a jack-o-lantern. In other words, there is an infrared glow coming from the planet that shines through the thin areas of the cloud cover, similar to how the candlelight shows through the carvings in a jack-o-lantern.

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