The images were captured by the telescope’s near-infrared camera, which uses infrared radiation to detect objects in space.
It is able to observe celestial bodies, such as stars, nebulae and planets, that are too cool or too faint to be observed in visible light, or what is visible to the human eye.
The first image of Jupiter is a composite showing the largest planet in the Solar System against “the black background of space” with swirls of different colors indicating Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere.
The bright orange glows at the top and bottom of the planet show Jupiter’s Northern and Southern Auroras, respectively, located at both poles.
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SOURCE: ABC News, Mary Kekatos