This is Jupiter like you’ve never seen it. Storms the size of Earth dancing around its poles. Enormous churning winds reaching thousands of kilometers into its interior. I report from a planetary-science conference in Utah on the latest findings from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. “Giant planets have a lot of secrets,” a researcher told the conference.
(Image: Mini-cyclones around Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by the Juno spacecraft. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles.)