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24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini

24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini
24 Jupiter days worth of cloud motion from Cassini This extraordinary movie was made from Cassini images captured between 31 October and 9 November 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. NASA / JPL-Caltech / SSI / University of Arizona

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