An unprecedented structure in Jupiter's atmosphere was identified by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope. 

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The high-speed jet stream, approximately 3,000 miles wide, sits above Jupiter's major cloud decks about equator.

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The jet's finding is revealing how Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere's layers interact and how Webb can uniquely track them.

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Webb has discovered Jupiter's rings, satellites, and atmosphere, helping NASA's Hubble Space Telescope track the Jovian system's shifting weather.

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Jupiter is a gas giant, while Earth is rocky and temperate, although both have thick atmospheres.

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These additional projects detect massive storms and ammonia ice clouds in the planet's lower atmosphere using infrared, visible, radio, and ultraviolet radiation.

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Webb's deeper near-infrared view is sensitive to Jupiter's higher-altitude atmosphere, 15-30 miles  above the cloud tops.

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In its equatorial stratosphere, Jupiter features a convoluted yet regular pattern of winds and temperatures.

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Jupiter has a complex yet regular equatorial stratospheric wind and temperature pattern.

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Researchers tracked high-altitude features using two observations separated by 10 hours (Jupiter's rotation period).

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