Polygon hurricane type storms around Jupiter and hexagon shaped storms on Jupiters poles.
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Nasa's Juno mission to the gas giant Jupiter has reached its halfway mark and has revealed new views of cyclones at the poles. As it orbits the planet every 53 days - Juno performs a science-gathering dive, speeding from pole to pole.
"When we made our first pass over the poles, we knew we were seeing a territory on Jupiter we had never seen before," said Prof Hansen. "What we did not expect was that we would see these orderly polygons of cyclones; huge storms - twice the size of Texas. We thought, wow - that's spectacular." And 16 passes later, she added, those orderly arrangements of giant storms are still there.
Nasa's Jupiter mission Juno reveals giant polar storms | BBC
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