It's like an interplanetary strip tease.
Jupiter slides behind the Sun for three months and comes out with a new do.
Jupiter was pictured this month (left) looking unusually bare, compared to July 2009 (right). It has lost its dark red Southern Equatorial Belt although scientists are unclear as to why. The pictures have different tones because they were snapped a year apart.
The band was present in at the end of last year before Jupiter ducked behind the Sun on its orbit. However, when it emerged three months later the belt had disappeared.
Jupiter also lost its pants and reported its wallet stolen.
Neptune and Uranus are suspects.