What Color Is the Planet Jupiter and What Causes the Different Colors Of the Cloud Bands On the Planet Jupiter?

Jupiter’s primary gases, hydrogen and helium, are colorless.

Trace chemicals within the planet’s gas layers, such as methane, ammonia, and phosphine, are responsible for the colors of the belts and zones.

The colors range from cream and yellow through pink, orange, and brown to brick red.

Brighter areas suggest hotter temperatures, and darker areas, cooler ones.

The clouds on Jupiter are located in the tropopause and are arranged into bands of different latitudes, known as tropical regions.

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