On Wednesday, NASA released a series of stunning images of a raging storm on Jupiter, known as the Great Red Spot,
The US space agency’s Juno spacecraft flew over the storm, offering humanity’s closest look yet at the iconic feature of our solar system’s largest planet. “For hundreds of years scientists have been observing, wondering and theorizing about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot,” said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio.
The Great Red Spot measured 10,159 miles (16,350 kilometers) wide on April 3, 2016, which is 1.3 times the size of the Earth. “These highly-anticipated images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot are the ‘perfect storm’ of art and science,” said Jim Green, NASA’s director of planetary science.
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