This is an image of Earth's polar stratospheric clouds. These clouds are involved in the creation of Earth's ozone hole.
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The stratosphere of Jupiter is a region of warming as determined by infrared measurements of methane (CH4) in the region. Like the troposphere, the stratosphere is warmed by the sun, warmed by Jupiter's interior,
and is cooled due to re-radiation to space by the gases of the atmosphere. For a picture showing how the temperature changes in this region, click here
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