10 May 1996
Vol 272, Issue 5263

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Thermal image of Jupiter's clouds at a wavelength of 4.85 micrometers. The image was acquired at the NASA Infrared Telescope Facility (IRTF), Mauna Kea, Hawaii, on 21 November 1995, 16 days before the Galileo probe entered the atmosphere at the location in the cloud field indicated by the circle with the central dot. See 839, the related Reports beginning on 837, and the News story on 814. [Image: G. S. Orton, J. I. L. Ortiz, T. Z. Martin, and the NASA IRTF]