Carl Sagan's Jawbreaker [ID: 942]

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Submitted by : Pratchett-34 on 2016-07-22 14:20 UT

It is all white. I don't see blue or any other color in this area.

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  1. comment by Walford-29 on 2017-11-06 02:25 UT

    I like the contrast that this spot has with the rest of the planet. Most of it is detailed and fairly eccentric but this part is plain, white with not much detail. Also the name is amazing!

  2. comment by Daydreamer on 2017-01-22 21:49 UT

    I'm no expert, but I'm guessing something like this should be the most "habitable" area on Jupiter. Obviously it doesn't have the optimal gravity of Saturn, but if you can find a very calm, stable area in a consistently upwelling band, you might be able to have a parachute that remains stationary at some equilibrium atmospheric pressure. (As I recall, the pressure for liquid water clouds is also greater on Jupiter; maybe this even works in your favor) So NASA might look at an area like this to see if a stable location for a long-term atmospheric project is feasible, whether by parachute, glider, even atomic powered aircraft. Does that make any sense...?