Huge cyclones complex at the planet's pole. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM
Massive cyclones swipe Jupiter’s poles - short space news

The data collected by NASA’s Juno Mission show that Jupiter has indeed bad weather. The winds on this giant planet run deep into the atmosphere and last significantly longer than the ones on Earth. Jupiter’s poles are hunted by massive cyclones unique in our solar system. One of the major observations was that the weather layer of Jupiter is much more extensive (about 3,000 kilometers / 1864 miles) than previously expected. This new information will help researchers understand the science behind Jupiter’s interior structure and ultimately its origin.

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Scientific publication: Nature
Scientific publication: Nature