Nasa shares incredible infrared picture of Jupiter cyclones that looks just like pepperoni pizza

April Roach
·2-min read
People were struck by how much a picture of Jupiter's cyclones lookes like a pepperoni pizza: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM
People were struck by how much a picture of Jupiter's cyclones lookes like a pepperoni pizza: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/ASI/INAF/JIRAM

Thousands of people have been struck by how an infrared picture of Jupiter's cyclones shared by Nasa made the planet look like a "pepperoni pizza".

Nasa shared the image of Jupiter's polar region on Instagram to show how its James Webb Space Telescope had come across a cluster of cyclones on the planet.

The post, which has more than 1.5 million likes, was overrun with comments from social media users who couldn't get over how much the planet looked like a pizza.

"Pepperroni Pizza," wrote one social media user in the comments, to which Nasa responded with pizza emojis.

Many said the planet looked like a "burned pizza" while others were convinced they came across a picture of a pepperoni pizza while scrolling through their timeline.

"Mmmm! Jupiter looks like a delicious pepperoni pizza," said one Twitter user.

Nasa referred to the popular Netflix game show the Floor is Lava in the caption.

"The floor is lava! Oh wait, nevermind, that’s just an infrared look at Jupiter’s North Pole," said Nasa.

"Our James Webb Space Telescope will examine the atmosphere of Jupiter’s polar region, where @NASAJuno discovered the clusters of cyclones seen in this image.

"@NASAWebb's data will provide much more detail than has been possible in past observations, measuring winds, cloud particles, gas composition, and temperature."

Nasa's Juno probe took five years to reach Jupiter and its mission is to observe the planet and find out more about its atmosphere.