After conducting a death-defying maneuver in deep space, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has discovered a new cyclone on Jupiter’s south pole, transforming the gas giant’s enigmatic pentagon into a hexagon storm formation.

The discovery was made on November 3, 2019 during a recent flyby of Jupiter by NASA’s Juno spacecraft some 2,175 miles (3,500 kilometers) above its cloud tops. The Juno team also avoided a potentially mission-fatal eclipse to keep the craft alive and solar-powered while snapping the incredible, titanic storms below.

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