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In a recent development, the American space agency, NASA recently released a photo, which might confuse many. In the first look, the photo resembles a volcanic eruption, but the reality is something different. The photo showcased the whirling storm systems of Jupiter, which even surprised scientists to a great extent. 

NASA revealed that the photo depicts cyclones near the south pole of Jupiter. The Juno spacecraft from the American space agency captured the image on the 3rd of November 2019. The spacecraft is revolving around the largest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, for the last three years. As a result, the spacecraft has already seen these kinds of cyclones before. But, the recently captured cyclone is unique, as it formed from nowhere. 

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Before the appearance of the whirling storm, the spacecraft photographed several windstorms, arranging in a pentagonal pattern near the pole. Scientists could not figure out the cause of the cyclone and how they formed. The cyclone completely changed the storm pattern to a hexagonal from the existing pentagonal structure. NASA revealed that the wind speed was around 225 miles per hour, which is way higher than the strongest tropical cyclones on the earth.

The complexity of the NASA Mission

NASA is lucky to execute the Mission properly, an expert related to the matter revealed. Juno is completely dependent on solar power for its functioning, and it needs sunlight to charge itself. The spacecraft spent around 12 hours in the shadow of the giant planet, to click these images. If the spacecraft took a bit more time, it would run out of power, and the Mission might end there, experts revealed. 

The spacecraft fired its engine and improvised its trajectory to avoid such mishappenings, scientists from NASA revealed. The spokesperson praised the engineers and scientists involved in the Mission for success. He further expressed his delight over the recent findings. 

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