Three images of Jupiter show the gas giant in three different types of light — infrared, visible, and ultraviolet. The image on the left was taken in infrared by the Near-InfraRed Imager (NIRI) instrument at Gemini North in Hawaiʻi, the northern member of the international Gemini Observatory, a Program of NSF’s NOIRLab. The center image was taken in visible light by the Wide Field Camera 3 on the Hubble Space Telescope. The image on the right was taken in ultraviolet light by Hubble’s Wide Field Camera 3. All of the observations were taken on 11 January 2017. (INTERNATIONAL GEMINI OBSERVATORY/NOIRLAB/NSF/AURA/NASA/ESA, M.H. WONG AND I. DE PATER (UC BERKELEY) ET AL.)

‘Triple Vision’ Image Of Jupiter Shows What’s Beneath Its Clouds

Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet combine to show us Jupiter’s features as never before.

Ethan Siegel
May 24 · 3 min read

The largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, is our own ‘failed star.’