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Changing characteristics of Jupiter's little red spot

Abstract:

The Little Red Spot (LRS) in Jupiter's atmosphere was investigated in unprecedented detail by the New Horizons spacecraft together with the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) and the Very Large Telescope (VLT). The LRS and the larger Great Red Spot (GRS) of Jupiter are the largest known atmospheric storms in the solar system. Originally a white oval, the LRS formed from the mergers of three smaller storms in 1998 and 2000, and became as red as the GRS between 2005 and 2006. Here we show that circul...

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Simon-Miller, AA More by this author
Weaver, HA More by this author
Baines, KH More by this author
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Journal:
ASTRONOMICAL JOURNAL
Volume:
135
Issue:
6
Pages:
2446-2452
Publication date:
2008-06-05
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EISSN:
1538-3881
ISSN:
0004-6256
URN:
uuid:839d559b-c8f0-43f3-955a-68993e2887d8
Source identifiers:
158252
Local pid:
pubs:158252

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