“Juno” sent to Earth a new picture of Jupiter

The JunoCam camera installed on NASA spacecraft “Juno,” sent to Earth a new picture of the giant planet, which clearly shows the famous White ovals in the southern hemisphere.

In English literature these stable anticyclone called “string of pearls”. Since they saw in 1986, approximately the same latitudes there is a six to nine ovals (now eight). They are all located in the southern temperate zone, the most active region of the planet. Unlike the Jupiter cyclones white ovals are rotated in the opposite direction to the rotation of the planet. They move along the detection zone (zones or “bands” visible on any picture of Jupiter), but never leave her.

The atmosphere of Jupiter is one of the biggest mysteries of the Solar System. On the surface of the gas giant’s raging cyclones and anticyclones, some of which live for centuries. The most famous atmospheric phenomenon of the Jupiter — cyclone Great Red spot, which is noticed in 1664. The composition and structure still remain unknown to scientists, as their causes.

Every picture with “Juno” is a great event: the distance to Jupiter and equipment features limit the capacity of the channel 40 megabytes of data that the device sends during each orbital period of 14 days. The “pearls” of Jupiter was made when “Juno” was at the height of 24.5 thousand kilometers from the planet’s surface.

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