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2017-07-12. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Gets Its Close-Up.

posted Jul 18, 2017, 10:15 PM by Alan Gould
By Kenneth Chang, The New York Times. For GSS A Changing Cosmos chapter 7. Excerpt: NASA’s Juno spacecraft has been making repeated swoops just above the cloud tops of Jupiter. During the latest flyby, on Monday, the spacecraft passed about 5,600 miles over the Great Red Spot, a 10,000-mile-wide storm that has swirled for at least 350 years. NASA posted images from the flyby on the web on Wednesday. ...“The more we zoom into the Great Red Spot, the more turbulent it seems to be,” said James O’Donoghue, another scientist at NASA Goddard. “In some of the processed images we can clearly see anticlockwise rotating cells within the giant storm itself — storms within storms.”.... https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/12/science/jupiter-great-red-spot-nasa-juno.html