Old image of Jupiter goes viral. Looks like plain dosa, says Internet
An old image of Jupiter captured by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft is currently going viral on social media after being posted on Twitter by an account called Latest In Space. Now, if you are wondering why this particular picture generated a buzz on Twitter, well, the reason is that this image of the biggest planet in the solar system almost resembles a plain dosa, as opined by the internet.
To begin with, here's a description of the picture of Jupiter that has gone viral. This colour map of Jupiter, actually, was constructed from images captured by the narrow-angle camera onboard the Cassini spacecraft on December 11 and 12, 2000, as it approached the giant planet while on its way to Saturn.
According to Nasa's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), which used to operate the Cassini spacecraft, "It is the most detailed global colour maps of Jupiter ever produced; the smallest visible features are about 120 kilometers across."
"Looking up from the very bottom of Jupiter. Seen by Nasa Cassini," reads the caption of the post shared by Latest In Space, that has caused enough pandemonium on Twitter.
As the picture garnered around 20,000 likes, social media users flooded the comments section with their opinions comparing Jupiter's image with that of dosa a thin batter-based dish originating from South India. IFS Officer Parveen Kaswan quote tweeted the post, saying, "Isn't it a plain dosa!!" Another comment reads, "Like my mom says...not cooked enough at the centre."
The maps of Jupiter, as stated by JPL, feature a variety of colorful cloud features, including parallel reddish-brown and white bands, the Great Red Spot, multi-lobed chaotic regions, white ovals and many small vortices.