Posted on Tuesday, March 13, 2012
By Makubex
Icarus has published Jupiter's jet stream images in the April 2012 issue. These sequence of images was taken by Cassini spacecraft when it flew by Jupiter in 2000.

In the below image, following the path of one of Jupiter's jet streams, a line of V-shaped chevrons travels west to east just above Jupiter's Great Red Spot. At the left, the chevrons run into another storm called the South Equatorial Disturbance (SED).

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute (Full Image)

"This is the first time anyone has actually seen direct wave motion in one of Jupiter's jet streams," says Simon-Miller, the paper's lead author. "And by comparing this type of interaction in Earth's atmosphere to what happens on a planet as radically different as Jupiter, we can learn a lot about both planets."

Source: NASA

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