Jupiter's south pole

Jupiter like you’ve never seen it before

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Jupiter's south poleNo, you’re not looking at Scarif, the tropical paradise targeted by the Death Star in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (“single reactor ignition, only”).

This recently captured and enhanced image may look like it depicts a massive archipelago fit for a secret Imperial schematics archive, but it’s really a swirling maelstrom of cyclones and other storms in our own solar system. Behold the Jovian majesty of Jupiter’s south pole, and despair.

About Jayson Peters

Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.