Of the images acquired by Hubble space telescope, NASA made a map of Jupiter and edited video of the flight on this gas giant. Research shows extraordinary changes in the Great red spot (BKP) of the planet.
The results of their own work, the authors published in the Astrophysical Journal, and briefly about them tells on the website of NASA.
Researchers found North of the equator of Jupiter a specific wave, but still interesting filamentary features in the center of the BKP. The square spot in all of this continues to decline but not as fast as before, and its contours are more oval. Previously, experts were not noted in the atmosphere of planets such natural manifestations. The speed of winds in the area of the BCP reaches 540 km per hour.
Found North of the equator wave scientists previously observed in 1977 with passage of the mission Voyager 2, however photo, then purchased interplanetary station, was not himself a worthy level. Wave experts found at 16 degrees North latitude. Experts think that it is considered to be analogous to terrestrial baroclinic waves (generated in the Earth's atmosphere during the formation of cyclones).
In the foreseeable future planetary scientists scheduled to present similar charts for Uranus and Neptune, and later to Saturn. To achieve the desired result on the Hubble telescope reserved for research in the framework of Outer Planet Atmospheres Legacy program.
CDB has a size of about 40 thousand km in length and 13 thousand km in width. It's more of any of the linear dimensions of the Earth. The stain is of a very large atmospheric vortex in the Solar system, and the supervision of research scientists have been doing for the last 300 years.
Space telescope Hubble is able to study the cosmos in the visible, infrared and ultraviolet spectra of radiation. The telescope launched into space on 24 April 1990 by the space Shuttle Discovery. Hubble mass is 11 tons. Its decay is expected to happen until 2030.
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