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Submitted by : snewocnhoj on 2015-12-18 00:47 UT

It's a very long lasting storm.

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  1. comment by Uchikawa-77 on 2019-11-06 23:45 UT

    I remember learning about Jupiter's Red Spot in elementary school. This storm has been going for so long and I would love to se more pictures of it and to learn more about it.

  2. comment by Alfandmedina-30 on 2017-01-24 13:45 UT

    The Red Spot has always been a mystery that everyone learns about early on in school. Not only can you learn a lot scientifically from one of the biggest storms in the solar system, but from a media/PR perspective, I think a lot more people will be interested in it / talk about it. Maybe it's a space port like Jupiter Rising suggested? :)

  3. comment by andres3579 on 2017-01-23 21:13 UT

    the red spot is a storm which takes millions of years without stopping.

  4. comment by Schiele-38 on 2017-01-23 13:59 UT


  5. comment by fcrary on 2016-12-23 20:52 UT

    Is there a way to suggest a particular geometry, as well as a point of interest? I think an oblique view of the red spot would be interesting. I'm attaching a image of Hurricane Emily, taken from the space station. You can see the vertical structure of the storm system. I'm not sure, but I think JunoCam could do something similar with the GRS, when it was towards the horizon rather than straight down.

  6. comment by Liroma-52 on 2016-12-14 12:23 UT

    great red spot is so cool to see

  7. comment by RRR on 2016-11-29 23:28 UT

    Coincidences, shrinking just as we zone in on the red spot- makes one wonder whether the red spot was generated for a reason, to attract our attention; well; it worked! Jupiter could be... ... a form of cybertron or, a malfunctioning ship - or a perfectly working one waiting for a new crew >__> or something else; like a system reset for earth; asteroid yanker and tosser; Jupiter has been chucking mass extinction events our way for some time now

  8. comment by AMOS-22 on 2016-11-15 22:48 UT

    If I'm correct i believe the red spot has been steadily shrinking over the past 20 years or so, it would be interesting to know if its reduction in size has been steady and if so how much longer can it last?

  9. comment by Spassky-09 on 2016-11-10 17:53 UT

    Love this Jupiter red eye :)))

  10. comment by Crabtree-12 on 2016-11-09 10:06 UT

    i myself believe the red spot is the most interesting part of Jupiter

  11. comment by Baize-13 on 2016-11-06 16:27 UT

    because it is a very long lasting storm it should be interesting for people to know more about it

  12. comment by Hypnos-95 on 2016-11-05 19:11 UT

    the essence of Juno it's calling us into the red spot

  13. comment by Yoshitanaka-41 on 2016-11-01 00:24 UT

    I believe Juno will fly over the great red spot during the upcoming close fly-by of Jupiter (around 2nd Nov, 5 pm GMT according to my simulator).. does anyone know if Juno will take Hi-Res photos of the red spot during this close encounter?

  14. comment by Acacia-84 on 2016-10-22 19:16 UT

    how was the red spot formed? what is it made of? why is it getting smaller? Why is it so big? What keeps the storm from ending?

  15. comment by Trudie-05 on 2016-09-05 16:58 UT
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  16. comment by Ikemura-52 on 2016-08-24 17:27 UT
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  17. comment by Aralia-04 on 2016-08-18 22:12 UT

    Does the Hurricane (red eye) stay still and the other weather patterns move around it? Or does it move in addition?

  18. comment by Kubota-47 on 2016-08-12 17:10 UT

    actually, juno will not go into the GRS but will study it from a safe distance.

  19. comment by Kellaway-97 on 2016-08-10 20:17 UT

    Get out of here bro, no one wants Juno to enter the storm. If he gets into the red spot, he will be destroyed within seconds. I urge you guys to not vote this spot so we can actually get some images out of Jupiter. Please do not mess it up for the rest of us.

  20. comment by Kubota-47 on 2016-08-09 18:07 UT

    could it have been there sense jupiters birth?

  21. comment by Apisaon-12 on 2016-08-01 05:32 UT

    If the the storm us like the storms on earth and is negatively charged ions could it be affected by the magnates generated

  22. comment by Murom-73 on 2016-07-24 21:13 UT

    this storm may catch energy from inside of planet and may have some planet surface cause

    • comment by Kronecker-87 on 2016-07-24 17:19 UT

      I wish Juno had the longevity of Cassini to study this micro planetary system in greater detail.

      The Great Red Spot besides being aesthetically awesome an and humbling, it's enigmatic and challeging to unravel it's complex dynamics and phenomena at play. The same holds thue for the entire system. I'm waiting to see magnificent images of the whole as well as the details... "...l'm so excited that I've just can't hide it..."

    • comment by Polykletus-64 on 2016-07-22 09:15 UT

      i wonder what kind of storm is this !

      • comment by Tatarinov-33 on 2016-07-22 05:09 UT

        I wonder how long the storm has been going on as well as if there is an estimation of when it will stop or if it will stop.

      • comment by Elmer-75 on 2016-07-15 18:44 UT

        I'd like to understand how the storm operates and how the phenomenon was created.

      • comment by Johnpauljones-07 on 2016-07-08 23:52 UT

        Given the stability of the storm's location, could that be an indication of a high or low point of a surface or psuedo-surface?

      • comment by Warell-92 on 2016-07-07 00:43 UT

        What's the origin from the maintenance of this storm? We can suspect any low pressure but I also heard the it is reducing his size.

      • comment by Juno-10 on 2016-07-06 21:18 UT

        The storm has been shrinking, could we predict if/when it will disappear altogether?

        • comment by Kremze-95 on 2016-07-06 17:43 UT

          Is the storm like that of a high or low pressure system and can we, with Juno, measure the wind sheer?

        • comment by Bali-25 on 2016-07-06 13:05 UT

          1. How deep into the planetary atmosphere does it extend?

          2. What is the nature of the radiation and magnetism vectors around the storm? How far do these effects reach into the magnetosphere?

          3. What is it's composition and how does the composition vary in radial distance from the center and visible cloud tops?

          4. Why would there not be other GRS's? Is it similar to other swirls observed? How is it different?

          5. Would this storm be duplicated in less visible ways on other gas giants Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune?

          6. Are there conditions at Jupiter in which the radiation can be converted to usable energy for future probes? Can you reference any ongoing studies covering this potential?

          • comment by Amyhammer-54 on 2016-07-06 05:05 UT

            I think it would be amazing if Juno discovered how the interactions of the Great Red spot and other storms sustains it.

          • comment by Annaspitz-46 on 2016-07-06 03:42 UT

            I would like to discuss the eye of the red spot storm. If it is like any hurricane we have on earth it has an eye. The eye may contain interesting samples of things accumulated over time inside of the center. I would enjoy a picture of the eye of the red spot hurricane.

          • comment by Trueblood-03 on 2016-07-06 02:26 UT

            the red spot is amazing

          • comment by Bodensee-47 on 2016-07-06 02:13 UT

            The red spot is the focus of my interest

          • comment by Imogene-64 on 2016-07-06 02:11 UT

            I wonder how deep it goes

          • comment by Imogene-64 on 2016-07-06 02:06 UT

            It is so deadly you would die in less than a secend

          • comment by Salanave-63 on 2016-07-06 01:43 UT

            This spacecraft is a true engineering marvel and this is history in the undertaking! The Great Red Spot has always attracted my scientific fascination, and I'm eager to learn more, what is the specific amount of power generated by the storm? What is it composed of, and how does it relate to weather on Earth? I await answers to these questions and more.

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          • comment by Phyleus-26 on 2016-07-04 13:38 UT

            The Red spot is probably one of the most known thing about jupiter, Yet is also the most mysterious

          • comment by Wikberg-09 on 2016-07-04 09:51 UT

            I want to know the secret of the red spot!

          • comment by Fukui-31 on 2016-07-04 02:58 UT

            i want a better picture of this storm :)

          • comment by Kitakamigawa-18 on 2016-07-03 23:27 UT

            I've always thought this spot to be dynamic representation of a metallic liquid core undergoing small amounts of fission with high energy flux directed into one polarized magnetic trap stirring the surrounding gas and the energy of the storm is relative to the approximate size of the core.

          • comment by Aldrin-01 on 2016-07-03 20:21 UT

            It would be incredible to observe a storm lager than the size of the earth.

            • comment by Labs-93 on 2016-07-03 17:18 UT

              I remember painting the GRS on a Styrofoam ball for my 1st grade science project of the Milky Way. That fascination was sparked almost 30 yrs ago and detailed imaging of that storm would be incredible.

            • comment by Nemrut Dagi-35 on 2016-07-03 13:29 UT

              Please take a closer picture of the storm... It is the symbol of Jupiter.

            • comment by Kevinwelsh-81 on 2016-07-02 08:19 UT

              Imagine a storm lasting that long... It can only be intresting!

            • comment by Stenmark-16 on 2016-06-26 18:14 UT

              The storm has been raging on for about 186 years and it would be cool to know how it has changed and to see what it might be like in the future.

              • comment by Nassau-99 on 2016-06-10 21:40 UT

                It would be interesting to observe how the flow of the two bands above and below the spot interact with the edges of the storm. Perhaps this might give some insight into its structure / composition?

              • comment by Leiferman-56 on 2016-02-29 23:42 UT

                Would like to have more details about the "eye" of GRS as well as what is the mechanism of how GRS is lasting for such long time

                • comment by Sputnik-56 on 2016-01-04 23:30 UT

                  Jupiter's Great Red Spot over almost 20 years, size comparation.

                • comment by Sputnik-56 on 2016-01-04 22:28 UT

                  The GRS is a great anticyclone, It has changed its size and shape in the time, like its color (bright red, dull red, pale orange, these days it is bright orange). It will be amazing to have good images of its transformation over day (and its composition, perhaps sulfur or phosphorus?). Definitely one of the best Points Of Interest for Juno (but not the only).

                • comment by Pal'chikov-74 on 2015-12-30 23:14 UT

                  It looks like a very interesting feature! If Juno's closest approach to Jupiter passes over the Red Spot on an orbit, we should definitely image it to see if we can determine the origins of the feature and the cloud structure. Attached is an image from the Planetary Society that shows the Great Red Spot viewed from spacecraft over time.

                • comment by Tournefort-29 on 2015-12-21 20:17 UT
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                • comment by Bagration-62 on 2015-12-20 01:32 UT

                  I guess the orange spot may be a sulphur enriched plateau

                • comment by Mydon-67 on 2015-12-18 21:58 UT