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24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini

24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini

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24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini
This extraordinary movie was made from Cassini images captured between October 31 and November 9, 2000. Cassini took 6 sets of red, green, and blue images over the course of a single Jupiter day to build up one global map of the planet. The operation was repeated a total of 14 times. Animating the maps like a flipbook reveals the differential motions of the clouds. The movie covers latitudes 60 south to north. Motion poleward of 60 degrees north and south is generally slow.

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Original image data dated on or about November 9, 2000

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