Jupiter's Great Red Spot

A raging red swirling storm located in Jupiter's upper atmosphere. The storm has been observed since at least the late 1800s, and perhaps as far back as the 1600s. It appears to rotate counterclokwise once every six days. Its size varies from about 1 to 2 times the diameter of Earth, while its color varies from pale pink to vivid red.

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Radio Programs

Great Red Spot III The case of the disappearing red spot Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Great Red Spot II Getting the red out of Jupiter’s “eye” Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Great Red Spot Staring into the eye of Jupiter Monday, August 18, 2014
Moon and Jupiter A study in contrasts in the evening sky Sunday, June 1, 2014
Moon and Planets III Artistry on a planetary scale Sunday, February 26, 2012
Robert Hooke From microscopes to telescopes Sunday, July 18, 2010
More Moon and Jupiter Spotting big changes on Jupiter Monday, January 18, 2010
More Moon and Jupiter A planet that doesn't need cartographers Thursday, August 6, 2009
Jupiter Rising A bright, distinguished planet Sunday, March 15, 2009

Featured Images

Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Long-Lasting Storm Monday, August 18, 2014
Hubble views of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Shrinking Storm Thursday, May 15, 2014
Voyager mission enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot
Planetary Impressionism Sunday, February 26, 2012
Jupiter's Great Red Spot and the planet's four largest moons
An Eyeful of Moons Monday, January 2, 2012
Changing Map Thursday, August 6, 2009
Spotty Planet Sunday, March 15, 2009
A Big Spot Thursday, March 1, 2007
Nowhere to Hide Monday, February 5, 2007
Collision Course? Monday, June 12, 2006

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