Unusually Bright Spot on Jupiter
A false-color composite image of Jupiter and its South Equatorial Belt shows an unusually bright spot, or outbreak, in this image made from data obtained by the W.M. Keck telescope in Hawaii on Nov. 11, 2010. This image was taken just two days after the initial discovery of the "outbreak." The bright "spot" in the South Equatorial Belt is the outbreak where winds are lofting particles to high altitudes.
Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/W. M. Keck Observatory/UC Berkeley