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CLOUD CITY: Everything visible in this image is a cloud. Unlike on Earth where only water condenses to form clouds, Jupiter's clouds are made of ammonia, hydrogen sulfide, and water. Jupiter's many jet streams shear clouds apart, forming characteristic streaks. The fastest jet stream winds blow eastward at 480km (300 miles) per hour. The most energetic features are the small, bright clouds to the left of the Great Red Spot—they grow and disappear over a few days and generate lightning. The striking colors in this image of Jupiter, taken by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft in 2000, are very close to the way the human eye would see them. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute
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