CA researchers study Jupiter’s cyclones with Juno spacecraft data

Photo of the planet Jupiter
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The Juno spacecraft, which has been in pole-to-pole orbit around Jupiter since July 2016, has found polygonal cyclone patterns, a phenomenon caused by several hurricane-like cyclones spinning together to form shapes at the planet’s north and south poles.

By analyzing Juno spacecraft mission data, researchers at UC Berkeley and California Institute of Technology, or Caltech, were able to uncover previously unsolved principles of fluid motion.
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