The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has successfully made its annual grand tour of the outer Solar System, including Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Even though the spacecraft has flown by these giants may times in the past five decades, their dynamic atmospheres are constantly changing, which means every visit offers new surprises, whether it be of their wild weather or other natural phenomenon. Read more for the video and additional information.
These images of the outer planets reveal both crazy, yet subtle changes, that are always rapidly taking place, offering insights into the fascinating, dynamic weather patterns and seasons on these gas giants. This year, it paid special attention to Jupiter by tracking its ever-changing landscape and atmosphere, capturing several new storms making their mark and the equator’s new color.
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These new Hubble images form part of yearly maps of the entire planet taken under the Outer Planets Atmospheres Legacy program, or OPAL. The program provides yearly Hubble global views of the outer planets to look for changes in their storms, winds, and clouds,” said the European Space Agency (ESA).