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Clouds on Earth and Jupiter

Clouds on Earth and Jupiter

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NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Mattias Malmer / Don Davis

Clouds on Earth and Jupiter
In this fanciful comparison, artist Don Davis has superimposed an Apollo 13 photo of Earth onto a Juno image of Jupiter's clouds at a similar scale, 10 km per pixel. Both show cloud details near the 'terminator' revealing shaded relief in the low sun angle. The size of even minor circular storms in the 'Northern Turbulent Region' is significant compared to Earth.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Don Davis

Original image data dated on or about April 1, 2018

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