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(Washington AP)- The little brother to the Great Red Spot on Jupiter is getting redder and stronger.
Both spots are actually fierce storms in Jupiter's atmosphere. While the Great Red Spot -- at three times the size of Earth -- is much more noticeable, strange things are happening to the smaller spot.
Just a little more than a year ago, the Earth-sized spot was a pale white. Now it matches the reddish hue of its bigger sibling and boasts 400 mile per hour winds, according to new data from the Hubble Space Telescope.
If Jupiters' red spot is perhaps getting hotter, I wonder how that would affect the planet as a whole?
Originally posted by TheDuckster
What do we really KNOW about Jupiters' gasseous environment?
Is it possible that this 'SLEEPING GIANT' is evolving?
Evolving in the context that the 'red-eye' of Jupiter has maintained such a gaseous bomb? up til now, and that within its evolutionary scale this planet could perhaps turn into a star?
Originally posted by djohnsto77
If Jupiter ever became a star, it would completely change our entire understanding of physics.
I really,really,really doubt that will happen.