Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a great anti-cyclonic (high pressure) storm akin to a hurricane on Earth, but it is enormous (three Earths would fit within its boundaries) and it has persisted for at least the 400 years that humans have observed it through telescopes. Since it is anti-cyclonic in Jupiter's Southern hemisphere, the rotation is counterclockwise, with a period of about 6 days. (A hurricane in Earth's Southern hemisphere rotates clockwise.)

Okay, okay, I know, this is like my third post of outer space.. but this is a storm on Jupiter.

Okay, okay, I know, this is like my third post of outer space.. but this is a storm on Jupiter.

"Jupiter-NASA"-- Reds, oranges, autumn, warm colors, The Red Storm, enormous

"Jupiter-NASA"-- Reds, oranges, autumn, warm colors, The Red Storm, enormous

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

What is the red spot that we see on Jupiter's surface? It is a powerful storm that seems to be never ending. We used some kitchen supplies...

What is the red spot that we see on Jupiter's surface? It is a powerful storm that seems to be never ending. We used some kitchen supplies...

Jupiter herbs bring growth, both spiritual & physical. They expand the mind. Borage, carnation, maple, oak, pine, dandelion, figs, sage

Jupiter herbs bring growth, both spiritual & physical. They expand the mind. Borage, carnation, maple, oak, pine, dandelion, figs, sage

spaceexp:The Earth compared to the Giant Red Spot on Jupiter.  by Michael Carroll... ((( Beautiful)))

spaceexp:The Earth compared to the Giant Red Spot on Jupiter. by Michael Carroll... ((( Beautiful)))

This is a reprocessed image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from the 1979 Voyager 1 encounter with the planet. Old data like this is being crunched by people like Bjorn Jonsson to create new and better detailed images that were not possible when the data sets were originally acquired.

This is a reprocessed image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from the 1979 Voyager 1 encounter with the planet. Old data like this is being crunched by people like Bjorn Jonsson to create new and better detailed images that were not possible when the data sets were originally acquired.

Pinterest • The world’s catalogue of ideas
Search