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Home In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright “pop-up” clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for “shallow lighting.” (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY) In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright "pop-up" clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for "shallow lighting." (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY)

In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright “pop-up” clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for “shallow lighting.” (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY)

In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright "pop-up" clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for "shallow lighting." (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY)

In the center of this JunoCam image, small, bright “pop-up” clouds seen rise above the surrounding features. Clouds like these are thought to be the tops of violent thunderstorms responsible for “shallow lighting.” (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill © CC BY)

This illustration uses data obtained by NASA’s Juno mission to depict high-altitude electrical storms on Jupiter. Juno’s sensitive Stellar Reference Unit camera detected unusual lightning flashes on Jupiter’s dark side during the spacecraft’s close flybys of the planet. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt)
This graphic depicts the evolutionary process of “shallow lightning” and “mushballs” on Jupiter. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/CNRS)