The James Webb Space Telescope of NASA has found a new, fast-moving jet stream.
It spans more than 3,000 kilometers and is situated above both the main cloud decks and Jupiter's equator.
stated Mr. Ricardo Hueso, main author of the study summarizing the results, of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao, Spa
We have consistently observed Jupiter's as fuzzy hazes
atmosphere now show as distinct features that allow us to follow the planet's rapid rotation.
The identification of this jet offers important new information on how the many layers of Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere interact with one another.
The newly discovered jet stream travels at about 320 miles per hour.
which is twice the sustained winds of a Category 5 hurricane on Earth.
It is situated in Jupiter's lower stratosphere, around 25 miles above the clouds.
Imke de Pater from the University of California is the joint leader of the Early Release Science program.
Every ten hours, or one Jupiter day, Berkeley and Thierry Fouchet of the Observatory of Paris aimed to acquire images of Jupiter.
employing four distinct filters. Every filter possessed a distinct ability to detect alterations in minute details at different elevations inside Jupiter'
There are many differences between Jupiter and Earth: Jupiter is a gas giant, whereas Earth is a temperate planet.
rocky world: the atmospheres of both planets are stratified.
Infrared, visible, radio, and ultraviolet light wavelengths have all been seen by missions.
concentrating on the planet's atmosphere's lower, deeper layers.
which are home to ammonia ice clouds and powerful storms.