Scientists Looked at Nine Cyclones Swirling at Jupiter’s North Pole

New research attempted to figure out how the nine cyclones at Jupiter’s north pole remain so organized. A study published in Nature Astronomy examined why this configuration has stayed stable for the last few years, if not long before its discovery. An “anticyclonic ring” surrounds the central storm, spinning in the opposite direction as the main cyclone. The researchers used a series of images from the Juno spacecraft to study the behavior of these storms. On Saturn, a massive hexagonal jet stream covers the north pole.

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