This composite, false-color infrared image of Jupiter reveals haze particles over a range of altitudes, as seen in reflected sunlight.
July 05 | 2017
It was taken using the Gemini North telescope in Hawaii on May 18, 2017, in collaboration with observations of Jupiter by our Juno spacecraft. The multiple filters corresponding to each color used in the image cover wavelengths between 1.69 microns and 2.275 microns. In this image, Jupiter's Great Red Spot, one of the planet’s highest-altitude features, appears as the bright white region at these wavelengths, which are primarily sensitive to high-altitude clouds and hazes near and above the top of Jupiter's convective region. Image credit: Gemini Observatory/AURA/NASA/JPL-Caltech