NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope produces clear colour photo of Jupiter

Esahubble_opo9113b_500

esahubble_opo9113b October 11th, 1991

Credit: NASA & ESA

This is the first true-color photograph of the giant planet Jupiter from the Wide Field Planetary Camera on NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. All features in this image are cloud formations in the atmosphere of Jupiter, which contain small crystals of frozen ammonia and traces of colorful chemical compounds of carbon, sulfur, and phosphorus. The temperatures of the clouds are extremely cold, about -280 degrees F.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9113b/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Jupiter
Subject - Solar System
Planet » Type » Gas Giant
Esahubble_opo9113b_1280
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ID
opo9113b
Subject Category
A.1.1.2  
Subject Name
Jupiter
Credits
NASA & ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9113b/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
800.0, 800.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9113b
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:35:18+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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