Carl Sagan's Jawbreaker [ID: 942]

Coordinates : -27.558° latitude , 152.208° longitude
Submitted by : Pratchett-34 on 2016-07-22 14:20 UT

It is all white. I don't see blue or any other color in this area.

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  1. comment by Daydreamer on 2017-01-22 21:49 UT

    I'm no expert, but I'm guessing something like this should be the most "habitable" area on Jupiter. Obviously it doesn't have the optimal gravity of Saturn, but if you can find a very calm, stable area in a consistently upwelling band, you might be able to have a parachute that remains stationary at some equilibrium atmospheric pressure. (As I recall, the pressure for liquid water clouds is also greater on Jupiter; maybe this even works in your favor) So NASA might look at an area like this to see if a stable location for a long-term atmospheric project is feasible, whether by parachute, glider, even atomic powered aircraft. Does that make any sense...?