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Mon, 8th Aug 2016

Great Red Spot storm warms up Jupiter

Jupiter's Great Red Spot (c) NASA/Jet Propulsion Lab

Jupiter is the largest planet in our Solar System - a massive 318 times heavier than Earth - and it has been quite the ’hot spot’ for news recently.  NASA’s Juno probe entered into orbit around Jupiter at the beginning of July, while in a new finding, it appears the famous ‘Great Red Spot’ is kicking up a bigger storm than first imagined.  Telescope in hand, Claire Armstrong sought to catch a glimpse of the gas giant in the night sky, as explained by NASA’s Jack Connerney and David Rothery from the Open University.

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