Atmosphere of Jupiter

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Atmosphere of Jupiter Cloud pattern on Jupiter in 2000 The atmosphere of Jupiter is the largest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System . It is mostly made of molecular hydrogen and helium in roughly solar proportions ; other chemical compounds are present only in small amounts and include methane , ammonia , hydrogen sulfide and water . Although water is thought to reside deep in the atmosphere, its directly measured concentration is very low. The oxygen , nitrogen , sulfur , and noble gas abundances in Jupiter 's atmosphere exceed solar values by a factor of about three. [1] The atmosphere of Jupiter lacks a clear lower boundary and gradually transitions into the fluid interior of the planet. [2] From lowest to highest, the atmospheric layers are the troposphere , stratosphere , thermosphere and exosphere . Each layer has characteristic temperature gradients . [3] The lowest layer, the troposphere, has a complicated system of clouds and hazes, comprising layers of ammonia, ammonium hydrosulfide
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