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These storms on Jupiter are way better than any hurricane on Earth


We all know about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, the extreme, Earth-sized storm that’s been swirling on the huge planet for decades. 

But what about the world’s other, less well known tempests?

A series of studies published in the journal Nature this week reveal new discoveries about the way that Jupiter’s atmosphere functions and the storms that swirl within it. In particular, one of the studies details the nature of the cyclones spinning in the clouds of Jupiter’s north and south poles. 

In the planet’s north pole, one large cyclone is surrounded by eight other polar cyclones, and a large south polar cyclone is encircled by five cyclones, according to the new study produced using data from NASA’s Jupiter-exploring Juno probe. Read more…

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