Earth-Based Observations of the Galileo Probe Entry Site

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Science  10 May 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5263, pp. 839-840
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5263.839


Earth-based observations of Jupiter indicate that the Galileo probe probably entered Jupiter's atmosphere just inside a region that has less cloud cover and drier conditions than more than 99 percent of the rest of the planet. The visual appearance of the clouds at the site was generally dark at longer wavelengths. The tropospheric and stratospheric temperature fields have a strong longitudinal wave structure that is expected to manifest itself in the vertical temperature profile.

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