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Originally posted by firmbeliever
U guys do know its a storm right, the main one has been continuing for millions of years. Dont know if u new that already
The Great Red Spot that has dominated the planet Jupiter's cloudtops for hundreds of years now has a companion.
Originally posted by Darkmind
I wonder what life would be like in the clouds of Jupiter - maybe like Bespin? Only without the breathable atmosphere, obviously...
Originally posted by Yarium
It has always been suspected that the Red Spot is kept going by it absorbing other storms that start to form. Since it takes so long for the storm to lose energy (given that there's no "land" for it to lose energy over), even one absorption every few hundred years could keep it going.
Originally posted by acura_el2000
Out of curiosity, If there is no land, how come the big red spot, does not go straight to the other side of the planet? I find it hard to belive that the whole planet is gas, especially since, I think that our current list of elements is probably very very small compared to what could be out there.
sorry, a little off topic.
Originally posted by Yarcofin
If Jupiter is capable of perpetually keeping storms going, then isn't it possible that a large storm could actually continue to build and build, to the point that it will eventually engulf the entire planet...
Originally posted by mwen
The end result would be that Jupiter turns into our second SUN...
Let see what happen in 5 years or so...