News tagged with equatorial belt

Jupiter has lost one of its cloud stripes

( -- New photographs of the gas giant Jupiter, the first taken on May 9, show the massive reddish band of clouds known as the Southern Equatorial Belt in the planet’s southern hemisphere has disappeared from ...

dateMay 14, 2010 in Astronomy report
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Jupiter gets its stripe back

( -- Astronomers using three telescopes atop Mauna Kea in Hawaii have recorded the return of a unique belt on Jupiter that periodically fades from dark brown to white. It's most recent fade-out started earlier ...

dateNov 25, 2010 in Astronomy
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Loopholes discovered in Sun's magnetic belt

(—The mystery surrounding how an electrically charged solar wind can be unleashed from around the Sun's equator – an area where strong magnetic fields should strap it to the surface – has been solved by an ...

dateOct 10, 2012 in Space Exploration
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