Jupiters

A planet-sized heat wave has been discovered in Jupiter's atmosphere

A planet-sized heat wave has been discovered in Jupiter’s atmosphere

A heat wave the size of 10 Earths has been discovered in Jupiter’s atmosphere. It was 130,000 kilometers (about 81,000 miles) in diameter and a scorching 700 degrees Celsius (1,292 degrees Fahrenheit), moving at speeds of up to 2,400 meters per second from the Jovian north pole. And that, scientists say, could solve one of …

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Planetary-scale 'heat wave' discovered in Jupiter's atmosphere

Planetary-scale ‘heat wave’ discovered in Jupiter’s atmosphere

Europlanet Media Center A panoramic view of Jupiter’s upper atmospheric temperatures, 1000 kilometers above the cloud tops. Jupiter is shown above a visible image for context. In this snapshot, the auroral region (near the north pole, in yellow/white) appears to have emitted a massive planetary-scale warming wave toward the equator. The feature is over 130,000 …

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