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NASA’s Jupiter mission reveals giant polar storms

In an effort to understand the planet Jupiter more, Dr. Candice Hansen set up a camera on its moon, Juno, to take detailed images of the giant planet. Some of these pictures are available to the public to analyze. These NASA images reveal more details about the size and duration of Jupiter’s storms. The mIssion shows promise of more exciting discoveries in the future.

Key Takeaways:

  • Juno orbits Jupiter every 53 days and attempts to determine the composition of the largest planet in our solar system.
  • Some surprising and enlightening insights have been revealed using Junocam, the camera installed on Juno that is observing Jupiter.
  • Among the many outstanding images taken by the cameras are cyclones, huge storms, twice the size of Texas.

“Nasa’s mission to Jupiter’s moon Juno has passed its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the planet’s poles.”

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