Photometric Observations of Jupiter at 2400 Angstroms

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Science  23 Nov 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4421, pp. 956-959
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4421.956


The photopolarimeter instrument on Voyager 2 was used to obtain a map of Jupiter at an effective wavelength of 2400 angstroms. Analysis of a typical north-south swath used to make this map shows strong absorption at high latitudes by a molecular or particulate constituent in the Jovian atmosphere. At 65° north latitude, the absorbing constituent extends to altitudes above the 50-millibar pressure level.