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New pictures from NASA depicts large water bodies present on Jupiter

An illusion that turns out to be real; Jupiter has large masses of water. A recent analysis from NASA’s Juno spaceship that lifted-off back in 2011 and still hovers around the planet reveals the presence of water that composes 0.25% of the molecules in the space of Jupiter. 

Just when officials think of other missions to take care of, Jupiter reminds us of the amount of content we need to learn. 

As the history narrates, Jupiter was the initial planet to form in the solar system. It is composed of large amounts of gas and dust that are not present on the solar. This draws space explorers to research on how the planet formed in the Solar System. 

Back in the 1970s, a voyager belonging to NASA detected lightning storms present on Jupiter, and this suggested the availability of water on that planet. However, in 2003, after its pulverization in the bases of the planet’s crushing in the interior, NASA’s Galileo spaceship revealed that there was less astrophysics as compared to what they had unleashed before. 

That finding was perplexing; for instance, 79 moons of Jupiter are mainly composed of solidified water, and scientists made their assumptions that the atmosphere of Jupiter is filled with large masses of water. 

In late 2018, a group of space explorers used information from telescopes, and the outcomes were; there is more water in Jupiter, specifically around the renowned Great Red Spot, a storm that behaves like a hurricane that is over double as wide as the earth. According to the findings from space explorers, the storm seems to have taken place in the last 150 years. 

Jupiter is an enormous planet with lots of gases that are more than the double mass of all the other planets when combined. Analysis reveals that 99% of Jupiter’s space has hydrogen helium. Besides, solar bits of water on a given planet like Jupiter would total to more water that is more times the water present on our planet.

Juno found out more water to consolidate at the equator because the equatorial area is just unique at Jupiter. 

Pictures from Jupiter

Juno roared around Jupiter for 53 days and snapped some images that show a ‘blue marble’ picture at the apex of the planet. Another image revealed many cyclones on Jupiter that looked like white ovals. The last picture reveals the colors of Jupiter appearing like ‘The Starry Night’ oil painting.