Juno reveals fascinating storms at Jupiter’s north pole

Powerful storms around Jupiter’s north pole swirl in stunning new images captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft during its close approach to the giant planet on July 5.

Storms reach depths of more than 30 miles (50 kilometers) in the turbulent Jupiter’s atmosphere and are hundreds of miles wide, NASA said in a statement (opens in a new tab). Scientists study these storms to understand what drives their formation and gives them their striking and unique characteristics.

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