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Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter
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Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter
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Ammonia Clouds on Jupiter

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In this movie, put together from false-color images taken by the New Horizons Ralph instrument as the spacecraft flew past Jupiter in early 2007, show ammonia clouds (appearing as bright blue areas) as they form and disperse over five successive Jupiter "days." Scientists noted how the larger cloud travels along with a small, local deep hole.
Image Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute