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Maybe Jupiter’s Great Red Spot isn’t dying after all

November 26th, 2019

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most easily-recognizable features of any planet in our solar system. The rusty red-orange blob is featured prominently in most images of the planet, and its size is truly staggering. In recent years, however, scientists have noticed a troubling trend that might suggest the storm is dying. Recent …

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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is lashing out as it dies

May 28th, 2019

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the most iconic features of any planet in our Solar System. The colossal, swirling storm has dominated Jupiter for years, and it’s one of the things we always expect to see when new images of Jupiter are published. Unfortunately, the spot is dying a slow and agonizing death, …

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Something strange is happening to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

March 16th, 2018

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is perhaps the most iconic feature of any planet in our Solar System. It’s instantly recognizable, and the massive cyclone has been swirling for so long that we’ve taken for granted that it’ll always be there. Recent observations have shown that, unfortunately, that’s not the case. The storm is dying — …