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Jupiter’s Famous “Great Red Spot” is Half its Former Size

Jupiter’s famous “Great Red Spot” is half its former size

ScienceAlert Staff 5/16/14

The spot has been rapidly shrinking over the past two years, and is now at its smallest size ever, NASA has reported.
Image: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Centre)

 

The famous red storm on Jupiter’s surface was once more than 41,000 kilometres wide, but NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has recently measured it at less than half that size.   …more

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