Space scientists clearing up the Jovian atmospheric picture


  • Michael Carlowicz


With the Galileo orbiter now swinging past Jupiter and its moons every few months, and the Hubble Space Telescope being used to complement the close-up studies, new data and observations are flooding in from the gas giant and its satellites each week. For instance, in the photo below, researchers constructed a stereoscopic view of the Galileo Regio region of Jupiter's moon Ganymede. Using images collected on two separate flybys (June 27 and September 6), researchers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory