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Astronome rs using the Hubble Space Telescope calculate that the spot, a giant long-lasting storm, is narrowing by about 933km a year, much faster than before. In the late 1800s the red spot was an oval 41,000 kilometres wide. Now it's a circle that's 16,500 kilometres across.
originally posted by: Phage
400 years ago Galileo first looked at Jupiter with a telescope. 400 years ago the spot was first seen.
It's a storm. Storms come and go.
originally posted by: CAPT PROTON
My guess is that its the remains of a large planetary fragment on its surface thats been slowly eroding away under the force of Jupiter's massive weather system. Heck, it may been a large planet that got gobbled up by Jupiter. Maybe thats what happened to Nibiru.