Jupiter is the gigantic, stormy hellscape we always feared


Jupiter looks like hell.

The huge planet in the middle of our solar system has giant Earth-sized storms, a powerful magnetic field, and extreme auroras, a series of new scientific studies published this week show. 

The new findings come from data collected by NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which has been studying Jupiter since it arrived in orbit around the huge world in July 2016. 

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And wow, are there surprises from the information Juno has gathered.

Jupiter's south pole.

Jupiter’s south pole.

Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles Read more…

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