The mystery of Jupiter’s frequent geometric storms can be solved

The mystery of how giant cyclones coexist in geometric patterns around the poles of Jupiter can now be solved, but new questions have emerged as to how these clusters formed in the first place, a new study finds.

After NASA’s Juno probe in 2016 entered orbit around Jupiter, the spacecraft discovered giant cyclones arranged in geometric patterns around the world’s poles. At the north pole of the planet, there are eight vortices around a central vortex, and six at the south pole.