Jupiter scientists need your help hunting for storms in stunning photos
Such storms on Jupiter are the focus of a new citizen science project hosted on Zooniverse.
The project, which pores through data from NASA's Juno spacecraft, is "aimed at studying the different types of clouds that form on Jupiter
Juno has been operating at the huge planet for nearly six years (it arrived on July 4, 2016)
"There is very little we know about why the clouds in vortices have so many colors — is it due to the atmospheric composition?
where the pressure and temperature affect the crystalline structure, resulting a different color?"
The researchers are hoping to tackle these topics by asking project participants to catalog where vortices are forming,
The project plans to generate a catalog of different types of vortices, and to "match them with the underlying physics/chemistry of the location that they form in,