PIA19659: Jupiter Wave
Target Name: Jupiter
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Hubble Space Telescope
Instrument: WFPC3
Product Size: 1798 x 446 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Space Telescope Science Institute
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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 cyclones (arrows) and the wave (vertical lines).

Hubble's Wide Field and Planetary Camera 3 (WFPC3) was developed jointly by NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; the Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland; and Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation, Boulder, Colorado.

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