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Subject: Why are Jupiter's clouds multicolored?

Date: Thu Feb 15 19:42:16 2001
Posted by Matt Gillespie
Grade level: undergrad School: No school entered.
City: El Paso State/Province: Texas Country: No country entered.
Area of science: Astronomy
ID: 982284136.As

I am reletivly familiar with the atmospheric contents of the giant planet, but 
I remain unclear as to why most of the colors of jupiter are somewhat 
Is this a result of a misture of various gases, or perhaps evidence complex 
chemistry brewing?
I know ligtning occurs on Jupiter, so what is the possibility of complex 
chemical reactions occuring throught the regions of Jupiter that have lightning?
If you could provide some examples in equation form that would be great.
And lastly, an easy one, why is the 'great spot' storm red?

Re: Why are Jupiter's clouds multicolored?

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