The eternal storm on Jupiter


Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system, at roughly 10 times the size of the Earth. If you look at an image of Jupiter, you can’t miss a prominent red spot on its surface. This spot is actually a storm so large the entire Earth could fit inside of it three times over. It has wind speeds of up to 430 km/h, more than 100 km/h than Earth’s most intense recorded category 5 hurricane: the recent hurricane Patricia off the coast of Mexico. The raging storm has been reported as long as 350 years ago and there seems to be no end in sight.

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Guest post by: A. Lehmann, J. Tocknell


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