frauenfelder — 2014-06-09T12:53:14-04:00 — #1
spunkytws — 2014-06-09T13:11:26-04:00 — #2
I've heard that that Earth would fit into the red spot three times.
This is much more visually impressive.
awjt — 2014-06-09T13:17:48-04:00 — #3
That would be one loooooong 50+ hour flight from West Red Spot to East Red Spot...
fakefighter — 2014-06-09T13:39:13-04:00 — #4
So, how's the weather back in the Jupiter red spot?
jorpho — 2014-06-09T13:54:55-04:00 — #5
Someone dug up the North American continent and transported it to Jupiter
Well, I hope they were considerate enough to put it back when they were done.
crenquis — 2014-06-09T14:00:02-04:00 — #6
When was that photo taken?
Historic observations as far back as the late 1800s gauged the storm to be as large as 25,500 miles on its long axis. NASA Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 flybys of Jupiter in 1979 measured it to be 14,500 miles across. In 1995, a Hubble photo showed the long axis of the spot at an estimated 13,020 miles across. And in a 2009 photo, it was measured at 11,130 miles across.Jupiter's Great Red Spot is Shrinking - NASA Science
Beginning in 2012, amateur observations revealed a noticeable increase in the rate at which the spot is shrinking -- by 580 miles per year -- changing its shape from an oval to a circle.
nell_anvoid — 2014-06-09T17:02:54-04:00 — #7
That's pretty humbling....but if you want to feel REALLY small in the neighborhood: http://www.universetoday.com/13507/what-is-the-biggest-star-in-the-universe/vycanis/
othermichael — 2014-06-09T22:15:38-04:00 — #8
Are you traveling spinward, or anti-spinward?
@crenquis - and yet the politicians continue to debate and deny the existence of jovanocentric climate change.
howaboutthis — 2014-06-10T08:21:30-04:00 — #9
The spot has shrunk quite a bit since the "three Earth" days, though it is still obviously huge.
howaboutthis — 2014-06-10T08:29:06-04:00 — #10
Looking at that image, I'd say Canada is in for a spell of rough weather.
frauenfelder — 2014-06-14T12:53:26-04:00 — #11
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