Jupiter’s Jet Stream

Jupiter is the largest and most massive planet in our solar system. You might not think of it as a place to learn about Earth’s atmosphere and weather, but Jupiter, like our home planet, has cyclones (the Jovian equivalent of hurricanes) and anticyclones, along with fast-moving jet streams that circle its globe. Revealed in this […]

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is enormous storm system

Jupiter’s most iconic feature is its Great Red Spot. An enormous storm system, the Spot is approximately 12,400 miles long and 7,500 miles wide —large enough to engulf the Earth and Mars side by side. Unlike hurricanes and cyclones on Earth, which come and go in a matter of days, this iconic oval has endured for centuries. The spot was first recorded […]

An amazing new look at Jupiter

This amazing new view of Jupiter was captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. This new perspective of Jupiter from the south makes the Great Red Spot appear as though it is in the northern territory. The Spot, a long-lived enormous storm system on the planet and the most conspicuous feature of its visible cloud surface. It is generally reddish in […]