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2019-08-08. Jupiter’s annual portrait is a beaut.

posted Aug 21, 2019, 7:42 PM by Alan Gould
By Robert Sanders, UC Berkeley News. [https://news.berkeley.edu/story_jump/jupiters-annual-portrait-is-a-beaut/] For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 7. Excerpt: Just as families record the changing faces of their kids as they grow older, the Hubble Space Telescope each year captures the changing faces of the solar system’s four colorful gas-giant planets. The newest photo in that yearbook is a portrait of Jupiter taken June 27 that reveals clouds swirling in the planet’s turbulent atmosphere that are painted with a color palette more intense than seen in previous years. Mike Wong, an associate researcher in UC Berkeley’s Department of Astronomy and one of three members of the Hubble team taking the photos, was most intrigued by a mysterious color change around Jupiter’s equator: The formerly white equatorial belt has become orangish. And, surprisingly, Red Spot Jr., a planet that was red the last time it was photographed, has turned white. It is now back to the way it looked at its formation in 2000, before it flipped to red in 2006....  [See time-lapse movie!]