Jovian Atmosphere

First, a wide-angle shot as we approach the gaseous atmosphere of Jupiter. The banding, so evident from Earth-based observations, can be seen here to comprise simililarly-coloured ridges which cannot be individually discerned in a telescope.

Here is a particularly stormy region. Although the "Great Red Spot" has abated in recent years the atmosphere remains extremely turbulent. The scale is astounding: some of these clouds rise more than 100 miles above their neighbours.





Actually it was just some foamy bloom on the Lagan, but that's a bit dull.