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Astronomical Photo Album on the Web

 

To foster interests of the public on astronomy, the Hong Kong Space Museum and the Hong Kong Observatory cooperate to compile an astronomical photo album on the web.  Various kinds of astronomical photos are taken with the iObservatory at Lady MacLehose Holiday Village and other instruments of the Space Museum, and are publicized through the Observatory's website.

 
Main Page of Astronomical Photo Album on the Web
 
 

Jupiter

 

Jupiter

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Jupiter is the largest planet in the Solar System. In its rich atmosphere, complex belts and zones are formed by the convection of different types of gases. In the southern hemisphere of Jupiter, there is a red oval region called the Great Red Spot. It is in fact a gigantic storm big enough to hold three Earths. The storm has been found blowing for more than three centuries, and shows no signs of subsidence.

 

Last revision date: <27 Dec 2012>