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Rare Wave Seen on Jupiter

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Click the image for a much larger version of this Hubble image of Jupiter.

In Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt, scientists spotted a rare wave that had been seen there only once before. It is similar to a wave that sometimes occurs in Earth’s atmosphere when cyclones are forming. This false-color close-up of Jupiter shows cyclones (arrows) and the wave (vertical lines).

Image: NASA/ESA/GSFC/UCBerkeley/JPL-Caltech/STScI