Jupiter's Great Red Spot Undergoing Marked Changes

Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Jupiter's Great Red Spot Undergoing Marked Changes
Message board moderation

To post messages, you must log in.

AuthorMessage
Michael Watson

Send message
Joined: 7 Feb 08
Posts: 1228
Credit: 2,098,506
RAC: 5
Message 1995025 - Posted: 24 May 2019, 16:28:36 UTC
Last modified: 24 May 2019, 16:31:09 UTC

Jupiter's famous Great Red Spot has been observed lately to be releasing plumes of colored material, about once a week. In the last couple of days its overall shape has begun to change.

It now appears roughly triangular, instead of its usual smooth oval shape. The image, linked below shows what appears to be a blob of material at the lower right edge of the spot. It gives the impression of beginning to separate itself from the main spot.

The interior of the main spot now appears like a spiral, with significant interior space mostly free of the familiar red color.

http://spaceweathergallery.com/indiv_upload.php?upload_id=153739
ID: 1995025 · Report as offensive

Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Jupiter's Great Red Spot Undergoing Marked Changes


 
©2021 University of California
 
SETI@home and Astropulse are funded by grants from the National Science Foundation, NASA, and donations from SETI@home volunteers. AstroPulse is funded in part by the NSF through grant AST-0307956.