The mystery of the disapperance of the south band of Jupiter
Publiée le 2010-05-21
The mystery of the disapperance of the south band of Jupiter
Australian amateur astronomer, Anthony Wesley, just highlight the disappearance of one of the large brown equatorial "stripes" of Jupiter. Already in July 2009 he had detected the scar of a recent cometary impact in the upper atmosphere of Jupiter.

These bands encircle the globe of Jupiter. The famous Great Red Spot of Jupiter, a huge storm able to swallow Earth, bathed in the broad belt. It is now visible as the nose on your face. Surely a show not to be missed in a small telescope in late night light of dawn.

For now the mystery remains intact. Who will be the first to observe the return of the Great South Equatorial Belt ?

Puce NASA Science News : Big Mystery: Jupiter Loses a Stripe
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