A Whirl of a Pearl [ID: 1181]

Coordinates : -38.43° latitude , 279.648° longitude
Submitted by : Tom on 2017-04-26 23:45 UT

Another of the so-called String of Pearls white storms in the South.

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  1. comment by Amherstia-09 on 2021-08-10 03:46 UT

    I would love to see these imaged closer! I want to know what kind of storms they are and how dense this system is!

  2. comment by Ky_PH205 on 2021-08-09 00:06 UT

    A more detailed image of this location would be interesting to see.

  3. comment by Agata-79 on 2020-11-15 19:40 UT

    Very fascinating. To my knowledge these pearls are counterclockwise rotating storms. These storms all seem to be centralized in a specific ring around the planet. I wonder if there is something present there that is needed for the formation of these storms. Also how long do they last?

  4. comment by LDOW on 2020-11-11 06:13 UT

    A focus on the storms that form in lines like this are really fascinating. Further investigation on this particular group could yield valuable information.

  5. comment by Henderson-82 on 2020-08-10 02:07 UT

    I am curious to know more about how these storms form this way.

  6. comment by The-11 on 2020-08-09 00:49 UT

    So fascinating, I wonder why they call it A WHIRL OF A PEARL!

  7. comment by Darbydyar-06 on 2020-08-04 23:18 UT

    Very curious to see what causes the string of pearls and what they consist of, materially.

  8. comment by Jirovec-46 on 2020-06-04 22:52 UT

    How does this event correlate to the "Eye" that sits on the equator?

  9. comment by Pitman-07 on 2020-06-03 23:24 UT

    I really like the name A WHIRL OF A PEARL

  10. comment by Tetruashvily-94 on 2020-06-03 05:29 UT

    I super-duper like this name. Sounds like a super-duper cool place.

  11. comment by Gray-53 on 2020-05-30 00:25 UT

    I wonder what causes the string of pearls, did they start as a singular storm or originate on their own?

    • comment by Thad_Szabo on 2021-09-18 10:04 UT

      This looks like a merger of two of the "white pearl" storms to me. I would want a closer look at the dynamics there.

  12. comment by Reich-40 on 2020-05-29 00:38 UT

    The area is different from the rest of Jupiters surface around it and is likely to yield something interesting

  13. comment by Schorria-30 on 2020-05-29 00:15 UT

    What an incredible series of storms on the southern part of Jupiter.

  14. comment by DeLaeter-47 on 2020-05-28 23:54 UT

    I wonder what the difference in composition is to make the pearls white

  15. comment by Jureskvarc-44 on 2020-05-28 23:53 UT

    That's a very lovely spot and would be a cool one to document.

  16. comment by Amy-41 on 2020-05-27 07:37 UT

    I would love to see a more detailed look at that white pearl, I do see many others as well!

  17. comment by Landi-63 on 2020-05-27 01:45 UT

    I feel like this large pearl would be very pretty and intricate if we got a closer look at it.

  18. comment by Yasuoyoneda-39 on 2020-05-26 22:39 UT

    What is the composition of a white pearl? Are all white pearls created by the same composition and conditions?

  19. comment by Erwingroten-00 on 2019-11-11 03:38 UT

    I would very much like to see photos of the white pearl and am interested in the atmospheric composition. -Elisa, OSU

  20. comment by Rajdev-17 on 2019-11-11 03:01 UT

    I would be interested in the composition of the white pearl as well as that of other white pearls on Jupiter and how they compare chemically to the great red spot and what accounts for their difference in color and structure.

  21. comment by Bustamante-13 on 2019-11-09 20:14 UT

    It would be interesting to measure the composition of this pearl and compare it to others like it and note the positions they are in.

  22. comment by Bustamante-13 on 2019-11-09 20:14 UT

    It would be interesting to measure the composition of this pearl and compare it to others like it and note the positions they are in.

  23. comment by Scibelli-99 on 2019-05-12 03:43 UT

    There seems to be a lot of pictures of a "white pearl", I'm curious to know if anyone has ever counted them at a certain time.

  24. comment by Frigyesriesz-42 on 2019-05-09 10:47 UT

    I feel these White storms may be a chemical composition of water vapor

  25. comment by Hallerstein-30 on 2018-05-14 07:42 UT

    I wonder what the differences in the chemical composition of the pearl storm are in comparison to the red spot?

  26. comment by Arrius-72 on 2018-05-14 05:37 UT

    This is cool I like the name

  27. comment by Shaun-C on 2018-02-18 18:50 UT

    I am curious what the composition of the Whirl of a Pearl is. Does it move in relation to the Big Red Dot?

  28. comment by Nayana-36 on 2018-02-17 22:25 UT

    I would like to see a close up of this spot. It seems to be in a long row of several, is it a storm? Is there something unique about this particular belt that makes it so storm heavy, if that's the case?

  29. comment by Maelyssa on 2017-06-12 05:54 UT

    Why is it white?

  30. comment by Maelyssa on 2017-06-12 05:53 UT

    Why is it white?

  31. comment by Valentin on 2017-05-21 11:34 UT

    Where to find the picture of this white spot?

  32. comment by Klimcak-62 on 2017-05-10 16:20 UT

    Is the Whirl of Pearls composition gas or crater made from asteroids ...meteorites?

  33. comment by Klimcak-62 on 2017-05-10 16:20 UT

    Is the Whirl of Pearls composition gas or crater made from asteroids ...meteorites?

  34. comment by Harborseal on 2017-05-05 03:33 UT

    I like this spot because it shows a pearl and a belt/zone transition.