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June 26, 2022

Jupiter's churning atmosphere

Jupiter's churning atmosphere captured by NASA's Juno mission. U.S. National Science Foundation-supported researchers studied images from the mission and used the principles of geophysical fluid dynamics to look for information about the conditions that cause polar and circumpolar cyclones on Jupiter.

[Research supported by NSF grant AST 1411952.]

Learn more in the NSF Research News story Researchers find cyclones on Jupiter caused by polar turbulence and convection. (Date image taken: 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 26, 2022)

Credit: NASA

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