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composite frames of the mid-section of Jupiter were of narrow angle images acquired on December 31, 2000, a day after Cassini's closest approach to the planet. The smallest features in these frames are roughly ~ 60 kilometres. The left is natural colour, composited to yield the colour that Jupiter would have if seen by the naked eye. The right frame is composed of 3 images: two were taken through narrow band filters cantered on regions of the spectrum where the gaseous methane in Jupiter's atmosphere absorbs light, and the third was taken in a red continuum region of the spectrum, where Jupiter has no absorptions.

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composite frames of the mid-section of Jupiter were of narrow angle images acquired on December 31, 2000, a day after Cassini's closest approach to the planet. The smallest features in these frames are roughly ~ 60 kilometres. The left is natural colour, composited to yield the colour that Jupiter would have if seen by the naked eye. The right frame is composed of 3 images: two were taken through narrow band filters cantered on regions of the spectrum where the gaseous methane in Jupiter's atmosphere absorbs light, and the third was taken in a red continuum region of the spectrum, where Jupiter has no absorptions.