RATTLING JET STREAM ON JUPITER
New movies of Jupiter are the first to catch an invisible wave shaking up one of the giant planet's jet streams, an interaction that also takes place in Earth's atmosphere and influences the weather.
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Movie of the chevrons (dark v-shaped clouds) in Jupiter's south equatorial region, created from still images taken by the Cassini spacecraft in late 2000. The north-south meanderings of the chevrons reveal the presence of large-scale Rossby waves in Jupiter's jet streams.
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
- Dan Gallagher (USRA)
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Saturday, March 24, 2012 at 4:00AM
Produced by - Dan Jacob
Datasets used in this visualization
Cassini Cassini/Jupiter imageryID: 645Mosaic Collected with Imaging Science Subsystem Cassini Imagery/Central Laboratory for OPerations October 2000 - December 2000
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