Scientists stumped by strange polygon-shaped cyclones on Jupiter

Scientists stumped by strange polygon-shaped cyclones on Jupiter

Enormous polygon-shaped cyclone systems at Jupiter’s north and south poles have left scientists baffled over how they maintain their bizarre but beautifully geometric shapes for years. The hurricane-force storms — each the size of the continental United States — have remained inexplicably stable in their strange configurations since they were first discovered by the Juno spacecraft in 2017. At the north pole of the Gas Giant, the spacecraft observed a massive cyclone surrounded by eight smaller cyclones that appear to …