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An Overview of Jupiter's Atmosphere

Jupiter, the king of planets is named very well because it not only has the most powerful winds and storms, but also the most majestic cloud patterns.

Jupiter looks very colorful because Jupiter is made of some colorful molecules such as sulfur.

The atmosphere of Jupiter, is only a narrow layer, compared to Jupiter's vast insides. The clouds of Jupiter are at different levels in the atmosphere. There is even smog on Jupiter!

Jupiter is not much changed from the early days when it formed, unlike the Earth which has changed a lot since it formed.


Last modified April 2, 2003 by Randy Russell.

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