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Jupiter loses a belt

Jupiter loses a belt

Anthony Wesley

Jupiter loses a belt
Over a period of a year, one of Jupiter's two main dark belts -- the dark stripes most visible in amateur telescopes -- faded completely away. The South Equatorial Belt (SEB) is gone, leaving just the north belt (NEB) viewable in small telescopes.

Original image data dated on or about May 9, 2010

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