jupiter great red spot

This giant whirlwind has lasted for two years already.
“Every time we look at Jupiter, we get tantalizing hints that something really exciting is going on."
Jupiter looks blue and its Great Red Spot takes on a strange pinkish hue in a spectacular new photo released Jan. 15 by the
The photo was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope on April 21 as astronomers monitored changes in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot
The mystery of why Jupiter's Great Red Spot did not vanish centuries ago may now be solved, and the findings could help reveal more clues about the vortices in Earth's oceans and the nurseries of stars and planets, researchers say.
Some researchers suggest that large vortices such as the Great Red Spot gain energy and survive by absorbing smaller vortices