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Just When You Thought Jupiter Couldn't Get Any Weirder

By Editor 29 May 2017

A largely unexplored region until now, it appears monstrous cyclones are churning over Jupiter's poles.The AP reports NASA's Juno spacecraft spotted the chaotic weather once it began skimming Jupiter's cloud tops last year.That surprised scientists, who assumed the giant gas planet would be relatively boring and uniform down low.The poles look nothing like Jupiter's equatorial region, instantly recognizable by its stripes and Great Red Spot.Juno has spotted dozens of cyclones hundreds of miles across, as well as unidentifiable weather systems stretching thousands of miles.