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Watch Jupiter’s Iconic Red Spot is Shrinking Video | What Could Happen Next?

Watch Jupiter’s Iconic Red Spot is Shrinking Video | What Could Happen Next?

Vacation on Jupiter in 25 years?

“Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is one of the solar system’s great wonders, a centuries-old storm that is larger than the entire Earth.

“NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been studying the Great Red Spot since July 2017, a part of its mission to learn how largest planet in the solar system formed.

“The spacecraft has shown us that the enormous storm is deeper than expected and that Jupiter’s atmosphere is even more complex than anticipated.

“”One of the most basic questions about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is: how deep are the roots?” said Scott Bolton, Juno’s principal investigator, in a press release.

“”Juno data indicate that the solar system’s most famous storm is almost one-and-a-half Earths wide, and has roots that penetrate about 200 miles (300 kilometers) into the planet’s atmosphere.””

Read more at Popular Mechanics

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