Although Zeus is named for the Roman fave above, Jupiter shows each happy home for Hades in an infrared image (below) captured by the Gemini North Telescope of the Muna Key Gemini Observatory for Hades. Meanwhile, the Hubble Space Telescope has created a beautiful ultraviolet view of the planet. These contrasting images are a reminder that the visual spectrum tells only part of the story when it comes to objects in outer space.
Taken in January 2017, three images capture Jupiter in three separate lights: infrared, visible and ultraviolet. They provide an insight into the atmospheric details of the largest planet in our solar system, provide insights into the formation of lightning storms there, and reveal gaps through which researchers can explore deeper into the planet’s mountain range. Pockmarks are visible on the planet’s iconic Great Red Spot and remain a bit of a mystery – perhaps they are gaseous eddies, as described recently. NOIRLab Post.
The visible light image is no doubt a whirlwind of white, walnut orange and matte reddish ringlets. This view shows the more common areas of our interest, such as the planet’s superstars and hot spots, thanks to Rangin Unique chemical cocktail Which creates the outer atmosphere of the planet. In the infrared image, however, the Great Red Spot becomes a black spot, the white cloud darkens, and its generally reddish-red gas layers turn into a fire. The final image was taken in the ultraviolet spectrum and resembles the type of planet you see on the laser tag courtyard wall: a spectacular cotton candy bird.
The subtle cloud layers of the planet are an asset to planetary scientists and an eye-opener for casual observers.