Jupiter has a spooky new look in this sharp infrared photo

The infrared imaging will help astronomers see further into Jupiter’s stormy weather. Because of its longer wavelength, infrared light passes through thin haze and light clouds, allowing researchers to take a deeper look inside Jupiter’s atmosphere. Because the infrared light gets trapped by thick clouds, the infrared images of the planet create a jack-o-lantern effect, as seen above: Jupiter’s atmosphere glows bright through thin hazes and light cloud coverage, but dark in areas covered by thick clouds.


Author: showrunner