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Jupiter's Great Red Spot is shrinking

By T.K. Randall
April 4, 2009 · Comment icon 11 comments

Image Credit: NASA/JHU/APL
Jupiter's Great Red Spot, a massive churning storm several times the size of the Earth is shrinking according to a new study. The spot appears to have reduced in size by 15% between 1996 and 2006 scientists have claimed.
Everything about Jupiter is super-sized, including its colorful, turbulent atmosphere. But there's fresh evidence that one of the planet's most recognizable features, the Great Red Spot, is shrinking."


Source: CNN | Comments (11)




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Comment icon #2 Posted by brawl 16 years ago
Oh I though it had disappeared already, I heard that somewhere
Comment icon #3 Posted by zandore 16 years ago
Here is a APOD picture with three red spots: APOD
Comment icon #4 Posted by 747400 16 years ago
So that new ointment seems to be working, then.
Comment icon #5 Posted by danielost 16 years ago
did anyone else note the global warming on jupiter.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Bbrown88 16 years ago
did anyone else note the global warming on jupiter. That's exactly what I thought reading the story!
Comment icon #7 Posted by CausticGnostic 16 years ago
If it's replaced by a rapidly growing Black Spot, then everybody's going to be praising Arthur C. Clarke as a prophet! He was just off by a couple of years. Jupiter will ignite in 2012, not 2010!
Comment icon #8 Posted by Legatus Legionis 16 years ago
If it's replaced by a rapidly growing Black Spot, then everybody's going to be praising Arthur C. Clarke as a prophet! He was just off by a couple of years. Jupiter will ignite in 2012, not 2010! ye read the book too? anyway.. I would soo worship him if that really happens.
Comment icon #9 Posted by bee 16 years ago
did anyone else note the global warming on jupiter. And apparently it's happening on Mars and Pluto (etc?) as well...... http://push.pickensplan.com/forum/topic/sh...ATopic%3A268091
Comment icon #10 Posted by 747400 16 years ago
I think it did probably happen on Mars a long long time ago, so they may have decided to assess some of the other nearby planets for suitability for habitation, hence the appearance of objects suspiciously similar to spacecraft in ancient art on this, and probably other, planets, and legends of such things as Noah's Ark and Atlantis. This is not a theory that i can offer any scientific backing to, since i don't have Photoshop, but nevertheless it's one that I like.
Comment icon #11 Posted by bee 16 years ago
I think it did probably happen on Mars a long long time ago, so they may have decided to assess some of the other nearby planets for suitability for habitation, hence the appearance of objects suspiciously similar to spacecraft in ancient art on this, and probably other, planets, and legends of such things as Noah's Ark and Atlantis. This is not a theory that i can offer any scientific backing to, since i don't have Photoshop, but nevertheless it's one that I like. I like it too. Nice post.................


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