Jupiter's Great Red Spot Shrinks and Grows

  • Released Tuesday, March 13, 2018
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Scientists have noticed that Jupiter's Great Red Spot has been getting smaller in area over time. Because of this, many expected to see the wind speeds inside the Great Red Spot increasing as the storm was shrinking. But surprisingly, this isn't the case: the wind speeds aren't changing. Instead, the storm is actually growing taller. The Great Red Spot is deepening in color as well. A team from NASA, New Mexico State University and the University of California at Berkeley made these discoveries by pouring over data from numerous NASA missions, including Voyager, Hubble and Juno.

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