Juno’s photos of Jupiter show white dots all over the equator. What are these?

There are eight planets in the solar system, of which the mass of Jupiter is 2.5 times of the total of the other seven planets. Jupiter is also a gaseous planet, and its atmosphere is mainly composed of hydrogen and helium. Because it is a gaseous planet, Jupiter has no solid surface. The most spectacular scene on Jupiter is super wind storms, and there are many turbulence and storms on Jupiter, which is more than the surface of Jupiter The picture may come out.

NASA’s 1 billion dollar Juno spacecraft is built to explore Jupiter. Juno spacecraft observes Jupiter from the angle of Jupiter’s pole, which is incredibly beautiful. At the same time, the probe also sends back incredible high-definition pictures of Jupiter to the earth. From these high-definition images, we can see that Jupiter is full of dense cyclones and white spots. What are these?


Scientists believe that these white spots may be storms of all sizes. Jupiter is the most incredible planet of the eight planets in the solar system. It has at least 68 satellites, several of which have liquid water. Scientists suspect that there may be life on it.

In the picture of Jupiter, we can see a very obvious big red spot. In fact, the big red spot is a super vortex. The big red spot of Jupiter is located at 23 ° south latitude, 40000 km long from east to west and 13000 km wide from north to south. The detector found that the big red spot is a fierce upward airflow, dark brown. This colorful cyclone turns counter clockwise. There is a small particle in the center of the erythema. It is the nucleus of the erythema. Its size is about several hundred kilometers. The core remains stationary in the counter clockwise whirlpool around it. The life of erythema major is very long, which can last for hundreds of years or more. The bright red of erythema major is impressive, and the color seems to come from red phosphorus.

Storms usually occur in the turbulent atmosphere of giant planets. Jupiter also has white and brown oval storms, but the smaller ones are usually not named. White goose eggs tend to contain clouds in the upper atmosphere, which are relatively cold. Brown goose egg shape is warmer and located in the ordinary clouds. Such storms can last for hours or centuries.


Jupiter’s magnetic field is 14 times stronger than the earth’s, ranging from 4.2 Gauss (0.42mt) at the equator to 10-14 Gauss (1.0-1.4mt) in the polar region, which is the strongest magnetic field in the solar system (except for sunspots). This field is considered to be the liquid metal hydrogen in the core of the conductive material, which is swirling motion caused by eddy current.

Jupiter is actually very important to the earth. Maybe many people don’t understand it. What’s the use of Jupiter when it’s so far away? Jupiter can be said to be a protector of the earth. Jupiter is huge in volume and mass. It blocks the front of the earth. Many meteorites that hit the earth are attracted by Jupiter’s gravity. Jupiter is also a gas planet. These meteorite impacts are drizzles for Jupiter. Without Jupiter in front of us, the earth would have suffered a lot of meteorite impacts, and the earth might not have been like this.


The research on Jupiter will increase in the future. At present, human probes can not go deep into the interior of Jupiter to detect. There are strong storms everywhere on its surface. However, with the development of science and technology in the future, probes that can resist these storms may be developed. When they go deep into the interior of Jupiter, they may find more incredible scenes. Maybe Jupiter is such a big planet, not like the surface We are looking forward to solving more secrets of Jupiter in the future.

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