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Is Jupiter's Red Spot "locked in place" or does it move around?

A person could be forgiven when looking at Jupiter's Red Spot storm for concluding that it doesn't move. That it's geologically locked in place. But is it? I know it's a stretch to use the phrase &...
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Why is the Great Red Spot shrinking?

The Great Red Spot is an anticyclonic storm on Jupiter that is bigger than the Earth. Based on the Wikipedia article, it has been shrinking in size for the last 400 years, going from 41 to 16 thousand ...
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Counter clockwise rotation of storms at Jupiter's north pole. What explanations have been proposed?

On Earth, high pressures and low pressures occur interchangeably. So that where two pressure systems intersect, they move the air in the same direction. But as Juno revealed the first observations of ...
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Storm on Earth vs. storm on Jupiter?

Why is the storm on Jupiter much stronger than storms on Earth and why don't the storms on Earth get as big as Jupiter's great red spot
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What weather is present in Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

What weather is present in Jupiter's Great Red Spot? Is it raining? Is it snowing? There is definitely a hurricane a-blowing :-). I know it is very cold, has extremely high winds and clouds of an ...
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Why is Jupiter's Great Red Spot reddish?

The Great Red Spot is a persistent anticyclonic storm, 22° south of Jupiter's equator. Why is it reddish? From Wikipedia: It is not known exactly what causes the Great Red Spot's reddish color. Are ...