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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Jupiter loses a belt

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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.

Anthony Wesley

Original image data dated on or about May 9, 2010

 

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