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These massive, mysterious storms on Jupiter look totally surreal

Plus: new insights into the planet’s interior.

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Cyclones at Jupiter's South pole as seen by the Juno spacecraft's Jovian InfraRed Auroral Mapper. Yellow shows thin clouds, red shows thicker clouds.


The East Coast of the United States is reeling from successive punches of massive nor’easters. But to find some truly epic back-to-back storms, you’re going to have to head more than 365 million miles away to visit Jupiter.

And no, this has nothing to do with the . In published today in , researchers described some fascinating storms recently discovered by the Juno spacecraft, which in 2016.

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