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You're looking at a computer-enhanced image of the cyclones that Juno observed and captured above Jupiter's north pole. You can spot the central cyclone, which is surrounded by eight more storms, each of which is thousands of miles across.

NASA's Juno mission has dived deep below Jupiter's atmospheric swirls and stripes to reveal an environment that's not like anything on Earth.

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