Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Behaving Strangely

Jupiter's Great Red Spot Is Behaving Strangely
NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (GSFC) via AP, File

If on a clear and starry night in mid-May you had trained a high-powered telescope on just the right part of Jupiter, you would have seen something very, very strange. The Great Red Spot, one of our solar system's most famous features, would have appeared to be slowly unraveling. You would have seen the swirling storm system casting off ribbons of rose-colored gas like petals in the wind. It would have been beautiful.

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