United States: Research Found Colossal Cyclones & Ammonia River On Solar’s Largest Planet ‘Jupiter’


On Thursday 1st June 2017, the researcher said that United States spacecraft finds colossal cyclones and ammonia rivers on the Jupiter planet. Jupiter planet is Largest in the Solar System. The Cyclones were discovered as the first of at least 12 planned close encounters with Jupiter made by Juno spacecraft. The spacecraft found colossal cyclones as big as 870 miles in diameter. Cyclones whirling over Jupiter’s north and south poles. Ammonia river was also detected by spacecraft covering from the top of the atmosphere to hundreds of miles into Juno’s interior. The spacecraft also found other features in the atmosphere. Lead researcher Scott Bolton said, “Jupiter is surprising us in almost every way”. He added, “We’re seeing hints that it is pretty exotic”. Scott Bolton said that prior results state that Jupiter may have winds at all levels creating movement, an unexpected finding.

Researcher Scott Bolton said, “it doesn’t look like its rotating like a solid body”. Jupiter is more than 11 times the diameter of Earth, to be fairly uniform beneath its clouds, scientists excepted. On Thursday, the findings released based on the data collected when Juno passed about 2,600 miles around Jupiter planet. Juno’s next flyby will pass directly over the planet’s Great Red Spot. Scientists expected to learn how the storm maintains itself. The spacecraft is likely to continue its extremely elliptical circle around Jupiter planet for few months. The spacecraft jumping closes every 53 days to map the planet’s interior. This will help scientists to learn more about how Jupiter formed. Researchers expected that Jupiter’s evolution will illuminate how Earth and other planets were supplied with the ingredients for life.