NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope produces clear colour photo of Jupiter

This is the first true-color photograph of the giant planet Jupiter from the Wide Field Planetary Camera on NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. All features in this image are cloud formations in the atmosphere of Jupiter, which contain small crystals of frozen ammonia and traces of colorful chemical compounds of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus. The temperatures of the clouds are extremely cold, about -280 degrees F.



About the Image

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Release date:11 October 1991, 05:00
Size:800 x 800 px

About the Object

Type:Solar System : Planet : Type : Gas Giant
Category:Solar System

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