NASA recently shared an image taken by its Juno spacecraft on Twitter. The picture showed the swirling clouds in Jupiter's northern hemisphere, "Jet N4". Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, rotates every 10 hours. This rapid rotation of the planet produces strong jet streams that divide its clouds into dark belts and bright zones. According to NASA, more than a dozen prevailing winds sweep over Jupiter, some reach more than 480 kilometers per hour at the equator.
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Björn Jónsson, a Citizen Scientist, used data from the spacecraft's JunoCam imager to create a color enhanced image of Jupiter's sky , When Juno made his 22nd flyby to Jupiter, the original raw image was taken on September 1
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