NASA's $1 billion Juno spacecraft flew over the Great Red Spot in July 2017. The probe provided the closest-ever photographs of the gigantic storm. However, planetary scientists think the Great Red Spot could soon weaken and fade into...Show More Summary
Not only is Jupiter’s Great Red Spot getting smaller, but it’s been turning “intensely” orange since 2014.
The mega-storm we know as Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is getting taller, but smaller in diameter. It’s also becoming more orange than red, and it could disappear
Though once big enough to swallow three Earths with room to spare, Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been shrinking for a century and a half. Nobody is sure how long the storm will continue to contract or whether it will disappear altogether.
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, NASA (March 1, 1979) As Voyager 1 flew by Jupiter, it captured this photo of the Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is an anti-cyclonic (high- pressure) storm on Jupiter that can be likened to the worst hurricanes on Earth. Show More Summary
If you’ve seen any picture of Jupiter you’ve no doubt noticed the massive red oval-shaped spot on its surface. Known as the Great Red Spot, the planet’s landmark feature is a massive storm the size of a few Earths. It’s been visibleShow More Summary
Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System and, because of that, it's been photographed many, many times. We've seen the planet's swirling cloud tops and its iconic Great Red Spot more times than we can count, but the planet's south pole doesn't get nearly the same amount of attention. Show More Summary
...or it may not. Scientists aren’t quite sure what will happen to the shrinking mega-storm.
With the exception of Saturn and its iconic rings, Jupiter is probably the most recognizable planet in our Solar System. Its long, thick stripes are unlike anything else in our little celestial neighborhood, but its the massive swirling storm called the Great Red Spot that really catches our eyes. Show More Summary
If you grew up on space books you will be well aware that Jupiter has a great red spot, it’s an enormous anticyclonic storm that has been raging on the planet for centuries with “wind” speeds of around 600 kilometres per hour. It was first recorded by polymath Robert Hooke (he of the (kyphotic) shoulders … Continue reading "Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – Going, going…"
Neptune's tumultuous atmosphere gives rise to vortices similar to Jupiter's Great Red Spot, but storms on Neptune usually just last a few years. For the first time, astronomers are watching one of them evaporate before their telescopic eyes. The post A Massive Vortex on Neptune Is Evaporating Before Our Eyes appeared first on ExtremeTech.
From revelations into Jupiter's Great Red Spot to a dazzling solar eclipse to an alien solar system with eight planets, 2017 was packed with space discoveries.
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The iconic storm plunges 200 miles beneath the clouds of the solar system’s largest planet, and possibly much deeper, according to data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
A newly released study based on Juno data includes the most accurate measurements yet of this monster storm. The post Juno Probe Reveals Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Extends 200 Miles Deep appeared first on ExtremeTech.
That storm is older than any living human.
NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart The Great Red Spot on Jupiter is a 150-year-old storm larger than Earth, but just how deep into the planet does it go? Using radio-wavelength data collected this year by NASA’s Juno mission, researchers have found that...
Surely you're aware of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The violent storm is the planet's most noticeable feature, defining Jupiter in the same way that Saturn is defined by its rings, and Earth is defined by its yapping apes. More »
If the Great Red Spot were on Earth, it would almost graze the orbit of the International Space Station. (It could also swallow Earth whole.)
Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft during its first pass over Jupiter's Great Red Spot in July 2017 indicate that this iconic feature penetrates well below the clouds. Other revelations from the mission include that Jupiter has two previously uncharted radiation zones. The findings were announced Monday at the annual American Geophysical Union meeting in New Orleans.