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5 things you should know about Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The Great Red Spot is Jupiter’s best-known feature

A picture of jupiter that clearly shows the great red spot

Source: NASA, ESA, and A. Simon (Goddard Space Flight Center); Acknowledgment: C. Go and the Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

An animation of the great red spot rotating

NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt/Justin Cowart

A close up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot that shows its deep reddish hue.

This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Jason Major using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Source: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Jason Major

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