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    Default Intense ammonia storms on Jupiter are messing up the planet's belts



    Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system, is perhaps most famous for its giant Red Spot, a continuous storm that has been observed since 1830. But now, new powerful storms have started on the gas giant and they are disrupting the planet's belts. These storms are affecting the planet's white and brown belts, creating distortion among the bands, which are usually separated. Made of ammonia and water vapor, the storms are rising through Jupiter's cloud layer and then being condensed into white plumes. "If these plumes are vigorous and continue to have convective events, they may disturb one of these entire bands over time, though it may take a few months," said the study's lead author, Imke de Pater, in a statement. "With these observations, we see one plume in progress and the aftereffects of the others."
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    Default Re: Intense ammonia storms on Jupiter are messing up the planet's belts

    Jupiter is definitely in a dynamic state right now!
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