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Jupiter in the optical and, as seen by SOFIA, in the infrared
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Composite infrared image of Jupiter taken during SOFIA's first light flight acquired by Cornell University’s FORCAST camera at wavelengths of 5.4 (blue), 24 (green) and 37 micrometres (red). A recent optical image of roughly the same side of Jupiter is shown for comparison. The white stripe in the infrared image is a region of relatively transparent clouds through which the warm interior of Jupiter becomes visible.
Credit: Optical image (left): Anthony Wesley, Infrared image (right): NASA/DLR.
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