(ORDO NEWS) — Infrared images taken on July 27 have been artificially colored to highlight Jupiter’s specific features.
On unique images, you can see in detail the planet, its rings, the Great Red Spot and two satellites of Jupiter – Amalthea and Adrastea against the background of galaxies.
“We have never seen Jupiter like this. It’s incredible,” said Imke de Pater, professor emeritus at the University of California at Berkeley, who is co-leading the scientific observations with Thierry Fouchet, professor at the Paris Observatory.
“To be honest, we didn’t expect it to be this good. It’s really remarkable that we can see Jupiter in such detail, along with its rings, tiny moons, and even galaxies, in a single image.”
In addition to the huge storm called the Great Red Spot, the image shows numerous storm systems – small pale ovals – as well as tiny, bright trails of cloud particles.
The transition between organized zonal flows and chaotic eddy structures at high latitudes is also clearly visible.
The JWST Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) also took a wide view of Jupiter, capturing its rings and two moons.
The JWST images were processed by astrophotographer Judy Schmidt and Ricardo Hueso, head of NIRCam’s observations of Jupiter’s atmosphere.
Spectroscopic observations of Jupiter’s auroras are scheduled for the end of this year, and detailed spectroscopic observations of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot were made on July 27 in the near infrared region and on August 14-15 in the mid-infrared region.
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