The Juno spacecraft is frequently sending home interesting images while it orbits around Jupiter. Some recent images reveal the existence of gigantic cyclones around the two poles of Jupiter and are offering precious information about the giant gaseous planet in our Solar System.
Winds blow at 350 km/h
This is a great premiere for scientists who investigate Jupiter because such strong winds have never been registered anywhere else in our solar system.
Cyclonic systems persist near the Jupiter poles and the recent images send to Earth by the NASA probe, Juno, while it is orbiting the gas giant revealed that theory.
According to the website of the US Space Agency, NASA, the winds that blow on the Jupiter’s surface inside the gigantic cyclones at the planet’s poles blow at 350 km/h.
Besides these images, Juno has revealed many other interesting and even some stunning photos with the storms and cyclones of Jupiter, such as a pink storm on Jupiter or the stunning Jupiter image as you have never seen it before.
The recent Juno’s images reveal that gigantic cyclones of Jupiter can last for several months
The images of this Jupiter’s weather feature, which has never been seen before in our solar system, were taken by the NASA Juno probe, which is living its last months around the giant gaseous planet, at 670 million kilometers away from Earth.
The images, taken by Juno revealed that these huge cyclones can persist for several months. They would form under the surface of the planet and stream as high as 3000 kilometers above the surface, says NASA in one of its statements.
The mission of the Juno probe is scheduled to be completed by next July. In anticipation of this date, it will continue to provide new information to NASA researchers.
Then, Juno probe will plunge into the Jupiter’s atmosphere to collect and send to Earth the last data about the gaseous giant’s atmosphere. According to NASA, Juno’s sacrifice will help scientists learn the most precious information about the Jupiter’s atmosphere composition.
Until then, Juno will keep investigating gigantic cyclones on Jupiter and the giant planet’s atmosphere.