35 light-minutes

Normally a mix of brown and red hues, this image of Jupiter made in near-infrared light has been colour-coded to show cloud height, from high altitude (white) through blue to low altitude (red). The great red spot and its neighbour red spot Junior top out at the highest altitudes, so appear white here. Observers used the Gemini north telescope in Hawaii to capture this view.

Credit: Image made in infrared light by Travis Rector (U. Alaska Anchorage), Chad Trujillo and the Gemini ALTAIR Team, NOAO / AURA / NSF.

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