A couple of weeks ago, scientists received a fresh batch of new photos of the gas giant from the Juno satellite. Juno’s phenomenal camera managed to capture some undeniably unique phenomena. At the time of taking the picture, the satellite was only 104,600 kilometers from the tippy-top of Jupiter’s clouds.
storms there look like an oil painting. It even looks 3D if you look
deadlier than anything on Earth. Great job, Juno!
can you not love space after seeing this? It’s terrifying and
fascinating at the same time.
of the pictures show a ginormous orange spot on the surface of the
planet. This is a dust storm that has been raging on for about 150
years and will continue on for another five-to-ten decades, due to
the fact that Jupiter has virtually no solid ground. Maybe the title
of the “gas giant” doesn’t have anything to do with
interplanetary flatulence, after all.
special. Just a regular old solar eclipse on a different planet.
KIDDING! This photo gave me goosebumps.
are the legendary Great Red Spot and other less legendary gassy
storms in the Southern hemisphere.
say that if you stare into the Great Red Spot long enough, it will
stare back at you. But if you ask me, it’s definitely worth losing
your sanity over! Also, that swirling milky storm right below the Red
Spot is the aforementioned Oval BA.
Juno was able to capture another massive storm gaining momentum –
Oval BA. It is a funnel-like whirlwind of death that was created by
three smaller storms combining into one big disaster-level anomaly
around 2000 years ago.
planets have ice-covered poles but not Jupiter. Jupiter gets more gas
South pole doesn’t have snow or ice or ground for that matter. It’s
just a never-ending nightmare down there.