Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have ob

Jupiter's great red spot

Voyager, The Interstellar Mission

Jupiter's Great Red Spot: Taken by Voyager 1 through color filters and recombined to produce the color image. Assembled from three black and white negatives by the Image Processing Lab at Jet Propulsion Laboratory. -by NASA/JPL

The Great Red Spot of Jupiter SHRINKING ~ A storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's three times the size of the entire Earth. NASA's recent Hubble Space Telescope observations confirm the Great Red Spot now is approximately 10,250 miles across, less than half the size of some historical measurements. Hubble's images over a span of decades show that the Great Red Spot is SHRINKING.  NASA's Juno spacecraft is hurtling toward Jupiter now, due to reach the giant planet in July 2016…

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Jupiter close up credit: NASA ”The Great Red Spot of Jupiter. Actually a storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's three times the size of the entire Earth.

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Hubble’s Jupiter And The Amazing Shrinking Great Red Spot

NASA’s Astronomy Picture Of The Day: Hubble's Jupiter And The Amazing Shrinking Great Red Spot

ESA Science & Technology: Hubble captures vivid auroras in Jupiter's atmosphere

Jupiter--it's giant "eye" storm is shrinking. Jupiter's most prominent feature (besides its size) will eventually disappear

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (GRS)-used this general idea in my painting Time in Space / texture / ellipse / gazeux / nuages / jupiter

Layered glass mosaic of Jupiter's "great red spot".  Truly a work of patience.

Artist Yulia Hanansen with her "Jupiter: Great Red Spot" mosaic. The work won the Best of Show Prize at Mosaic Arts International exhibition of contemporary mosaic artwork.

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Voyager 1 Color Inverted What will become of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? Recorded as shrinking since the 1930s, the rate of the Great Red Spot’s...

thedemon-hauntedworld: “ Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Voyager 1 Color Inverted What will become of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot? Recorded as shrinking since the the rate of the Great Red Spot’s size appears to have accelerated just in the past.

It is a hurricane twice the size of the Earth. It has been raging at least as long as telescopes could see it, and shows no signs of slowing. It is Jupiter's Great Red Spot, the largest swirling storm system in the Solar System. Like most astronomical phenomena, the Great Red Spot was neither predicted nor immediately understood after its discovery. Still today, details of how and why the Great Red Spot changes its shape, size, and color remain mysterious.

Jupiter's Great Red Spot from Voyager it is a hurricane twice the size of earth and has been raging as long as telescopes could see it Credit: NASA, JPL

November 15, 2013 "Jupiter's Great Red Spot Should Have Disappeared Centuries Ago" --A New Theory About the Enduring Mystery "Based on current theories, the Great Red Spot should have disappeared after several decades. Instead, it has been there for hundreds of years,"

Voyager 1 photo shows a close-up of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, a storm that has been raging for at least three hundred years. The white spot is another cloud system believed to have formed around

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot (Enhanced Color)

Launched on August from Cape Canaveral, NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been orbiting Jupiter since July and will continue to do so until July Over the past year, Juno has ca…

Close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by a Voyager spacecraft. Photos from NASA's Voyager 1 and 2 Probes | NASA Voyager Missions | Solar System & Planet Exploration

Jupiter's Great Red Spot as Seen by Voyager Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech Close-up of Jupiter's Great Red Spot as seen by a Voyager spacecraft.

planet jupiter weather | ... over 300 years. (NASA via http://wanderingspace.net/category/jupiter

Great Red Spot, image processing by Bjorn Jonsson. The Great Red Spot is a storm that has existed on Jupiter for a long time. Possibly over 300 years. It is huge - large enough to contain two or three planets the size of Earth!

“The Great Red Spot is basically the largest storm in the entire solar system," says Scott Bolton, Juno's principal investigator.

Making history, NASA explores the Great Red Spot on Jupiter, a mysterious storm pattern larger than Earth

With tumultuous winds peaking at about 400 mph, the Great Red Spot swirls wildly…

Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot - a swirling anticyclonic storm feature larger than Earth has shrunken to the smallest size ever measured. Astronomers have followed this downsizing since the 1930s. Image released May 15, 2014. NASA/ ESA/A. Simon

Jupiter’s trademark Great Red Spot — a swirling anti-cyclonic storm larger than Earth — has shrunk to its smallest size ever measured.

Why Jupiter's Great Red Spot Has Lasted So Long | Space.com

Jupiter With Moons. resident Damien Peach snapped the frame from the Caribbean island of Barbados, capturing not only the planet's intricate cloud bands but also the disks of two of its largest moons, Ganymede (upper right) and Io.

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