Red Spot Jr. 3/18/06

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orin stepanek
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Red Spot Jr. 3/18/06

Post by orin stepanek » Sat Mar 18, 2006 1:57 pm

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap060318.html

Could it be that these storms are bringing material up from underneath that is reddish in color?

It's interesting the new red spot formed from two whitish storms. I noticed that there is a white spot above the giant red spot. Do you suppose Jupiter may get another red spot?

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Is the Red Spot really 300 years old?

Post by mistersandman2 » Sat Mar 18, 2006 2:19 pm

The premise that the Red Spot is 300 years old is based on the fact that it was seen in early telescopes roughly 300 years ago. If new red spots are seen to be forming, we might want to consider the possibility that Red Spots come and go over time. :?

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Post by canoe2fish » Mon Mar 20, 2006 12:29 pm

Isn't the Red Spot Jr. picture of Jupiter upside down?

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Post by BMAONE23 » Mon Mar 20, 2006 6:08 pm

A good point. The image does appear to be upside down.