Jupiter’s Great Red Spot extremely hot!

Jupiter has a Great Red Spot. The Great Red Spot is a giant, spinning storm in Jupiter’s atmosphere. It is like a hurricane on Earth, but it is much larger. Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is more than twice the size of Earth! Winds inside this storm reach speeds of about 430 km/hr.

Researchers from the UK and USA have found that Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is blasting the planet’s upper atmosphere with heat.

Using measurements from an infrared telescope in Hawaii, they found evidence for temperatures as high as 1,300 degrees Celcius – hundreds of degrees warmer than anywhere else on the planet!

They suggest the hotspot is created by thunderous soundwaves “breaking” in the thin upper reaches of the atmosphere.

Scientists have been trying to uncover the reason why temperatures in Jupiter’s atmosphere are bafflingly high when the planet is more than five times the distance from the Sun than Earth. Here at home, the sunlight is what heats the atmosphere at altitudes high above the surface, but Jupiter’s atmosphere also reaches the same high temperatures.

This finding may offer a solution to why Jupiter is so warm.

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Hannah
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Hannah

Wow. I never knew that Jupiter had a red spot that is extremely hot.

william
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william

Thats amazing.

Finnypig
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Finnypig

Yummy it must be a giant spot of tomatoe sauce

oli
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oli

it dose not matter how close the planet is to the sun mercry is not the hottest planet

lily
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lily

wow
twice the sise of the earth big

Sofia
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Sofia

I am glad I read this article

aaliyah
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aaliyah

this is a very great piece of information for reading

Danielle
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Danielle

Wow, I didn’t know that Jupiter had a great red spot that’s actually a spinning storm in it’s atmosphere! It’s very interesting that I know know though.

Eva
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Eva

I think this is great news beacuse you tell us whats happing in jupiter and u go in to detail so we know alot about.keep it up

Grettel
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Grettel

i didnt know that there was a spinning storm on jupiter and that that it was over 1,300 degrese

Shontae
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Shontae

I think this article is very great for young learners like myself and the way you wrote this event was easy for me to read and this is a very interesting topic to share.

Kane
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Kane

Really interesting,Wonder how it got there.

Campbell
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Campbell

Wow, that is fast and hot!

Maxx
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Maxx

We would burn to deth

Charlotte V
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Charlotte V

i know alot about the solar system but i didnt know that

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