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A lower limit on the top of Jupiter's haze layer

Remote sensing observations of the atmosphere at wavelengths from the UV to the IR are affected by the presence of haze layers above the visible clouds. Such layers are difficult to detect as they generally contain small particles (1 µm). An imaging observation of high-altitude haze is presented that extends through the jovian stratosphere into the mesosphere.

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Cook, A., Duxbury, T. & Hunt, G. A lower limit on the top of Jupiter's haze layer. Nature 280, 780–781 (1979). https://doi.org/10.1038/280780a0

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