NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently captured an image showing lightning inside a swirling vortex on Jupiter. The image was taken during a close pass over the gas giant’s atmosphere. Scientists have studied Jupiter’s unique lightning bolts for years and are still trying to understand how they differ from those on Earth. The planet is known to have lightning bolts 1,000 times stronger than Earth’s, and researchers believe that they are created by the movement of ammonia and water molecules in the planet’s atmosphere. This image provides valuable insights into the planet’s atmosphere and highlights the need for further study to better understand the incredible phenomenon.
Today: December 2, 2023