Underneath Jupiter’s outer layer of clouds lies…probably more clouds. But there’s definitely mystery down there, and lots of it.
For the last two years, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has revealed so many of the gas giant’s oddities to us. Launched on August 5, 2011, Juno traveled 1.74 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers) to finally reach its destination on July 5, 2016.
On Wednesday [May 2 2018], NASA uploaded one of its ScienceCast videos rounding up some of Juno’s coolest finds. Some of them are recent revelations, like the discovery that Jupiter is harboring an intricate network of cyclones at its poles. The orbiter has also found that Jupiter has a “lumpy” magnetic field.
Read about Juno’s “coolest discoveries” here
Photo courtesy: www.inverse.com/NASA ScienceCasts