Jupiter’s Deep Storms
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November 15, 2021. Jupiter's Deep Storms
NASA's Juno mission has probed deep beneath Jupiter's famous cloud features to understand the atmosphere's structure.
The storms extend far deeper than expected.
Jupiter's famous anticyclone, the Great Red Spot, reaches 300 miles (500 km) below the cloud tops.
The Juno results show the anticyclones are colder at the top but warmer at the bottom, and the reverse is true of Jupiter's cyclones.
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