Go down the Red Spot? May not be representative ...
I figured that was what you meant by "descent into the maelstrom" and it also occurred to me that the eye of the storm may even be the "calmest" area to drop a probe.
Mind you, that's a total guess on my part. I really have no idea how severe (or serene) the weather patterns are elsewhere on Jupiter. My guess was based on the assumption that the planet is pretty violent all over, but this assumption could be completely wrong, of course.
ps NASA sites good advice.
Yes indeed! Have no fear, I will be going there. Thanks for the link.
Do you think it is possible for life to evolve in the atmosphere of jupiter and how would it be detected?
Would it be a large red colony of methane cloud bacteria?
I'm not sure if this was directed at me but to be honest, I have no idea. I suppose it is possible but I don't think it's likely. I'm not versed in organic chemistry, though, so I really couldn't say with any authority.
As to what it would be and how we could detect it, again, I simply don't have the requisite knowledge to say. I seem to recall someone (I think it was jar) pointing out that even if life were to rise on another planet, moon, etc, there is no guarantee that it would fit our definition of life. We may not even recognize it as such.
So who knows? Your "methane cloud bacteria" idea sounds as good as anything I could come up with.