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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Jupiter Lost a Stripe!

Jupiter has lost a stripe! One of the bands along Jupiter's equator has disappeared. It is known as the South Equatorial Belt (SEB).

The belt began to fade last year. Now it is completely gone.

The stripe has faded before but it normally doesn't disappear. Scientists think that the stripe is hiding under some clouds. Jupiter is a very stormy planet.

Sometimes Jupiter's stripe comes back quickly. Maybe you will be the first to see it! Remember that you can take a photo of Jupiter. Just visit our Thursday, November 5, 2009, "Beautiful Moon" post to learn how.

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Photo courtesy NASA.

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