Posts Tagged 'Great Red Spot'

Stormy weather

by Terry Burton, Digital Media Coordinator

New thermal imagery of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Photo courtesy of the European Southern Observatory

It was 70 degrees today in Fort Collins, but we’re under a winter storm watch with 5-10″ of snow on the way by Friday. This is otherwise known as “Spring in Colorado.” Here’s another storm that’s just a tad bigger and has been going on for (at least) hundreds of years: the storm at the heart of the Great Red Spot on Jupiter. Check out this report from the European Southern Observatory, which has just obtained some ground-breaking thermal imagery of the largest storm in the solar system: Scientists Get First Look at Weather Inside the Solar System’s Biggest Storm.

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