Jupiter is a gaseous planet. There is no mainland on it. Instead, it has an extremely dense atmosphere in which incredibly dynamic processes occur continuously. As a result, cyclones appear there, the images of which are terrifying. Most of them are found near the north and south poles of the planet.
NASA has just published amazing images of as many as 8 cyclones rotating around the central, located at the North Pole. Information from the Juno probe shows that a similar formation is also found at the South Pole, which is a more dynamic location.
Back in October 2018, there were a total of 6 of them, and now there are 7. Another spring was born this year and they joined the group. But it doesn't stop there. There are two more in the process of forming. Scientists point out that these phenomena are independent and will never connect with each other.
At the North Pole, the eddies created something unusual, because they formed an octagon. Together, their area is larger than our planet. Each of the cyclones has a diameter of not less than 4,000 kilometers. These phenomena extend about 70 kilometers deep into Jupiter's dense atmosphere. Winds blowing in them reach 360 km / h.
The hotspots can be windows onto a large area of Jupiter's atmosphere, which can be warmer and drier than other regions. High-resolution data from the Juno spacecraft show that these hotspots create gaps in the planet's cloud deck, providing insight into Jupiter's deep atmosphere. Astronomers still don't know much about these phenomena, but they hope the Juno probe will send more valuable data to Earth on their next close passes.
Jupiter is not the only gaseous planet in our solar system that prides itself on having unusual formations in its dense atmosphere. Recently, NASA released images of tv review giant hexagonal-shaped polar storm on Saturn (see here). Unlike Jupiter, it is one big storm on Lord of the Rings, not six independent phenomena.