GREAT RED SPOT
The Great Red Spot is a vast, stormy anticyclone about three times the size of Earth, found in the southern hemisphere of the gas giant Jupiter. Visible even through a modest telescope, the colour is variable and is thought to be from organic compounds. The storm has been studied for at least 178 years and may even have been recorded as early as 1665. Winds at the edge of the spot tear along at up to 560 kilometres per hour.
Credit: Image made in visible light by the Voyager 2 Team at JPL / NASA.
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