The Great Red Spot [ID: 1052]

Coordinates : -20.34° latitude , 66.996° longitude
Submitted by : Galileo on 2017-01-19 20:03 UT

I think that getting the chance to peer deep inside those vast, red swirling storms at closest opportunity will provide a deep insight into how something like that can exist and sustain for so long

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  1. comment by Amati-56 on 2017-11-08 15:18 UT

    The Great Red Spot is so interesting... how it was created... how much time it's already existed and for how much time more it will lest... What especially interesting is what influence this giant storm and does it's composition are different then the rest of Jupiter?

  2. comment by Kokubo-07 on 2017-11-06 07:33 UT

    I have always wondered why this spot has lasted for as long as it has, and hopefully the pictures that will be taken of this spot will help us to analyze what this spot consists of, chemically wise, and how this spot has such energy, and size

  3. comment by Isserstedt-48 on 2017-11-06 05:40 UT

    The storm is so fascinating, I wonder how long it will last?

    • comment by 99998564 on 2017-11-26 12:48 UT

      Aren`t you interested how it was created?

  4. comment by Taizomuta-43 on 2017-11-06 05:31 UT

    It sticks out so much compared to the other parts of Jupiter's surface, it would be awesome to understand what makes it that color? Why is it so different compared to the rest of the planet?

  5. comment by Redqueen-91 on 2017-11-06 05:06 UT

    I've always found this spot interesting. I'd love to learn more about it!

  6. comment by Thangada-73 on 2017-11-06 04:40 UT

    I have always been interested in the Great Red Spot, great choice!

  7. comment by Luderic-37 on 2017-11-05 22:51 UT

    Everybody knows about the Red Spot. Good pictures will always be viewed and therefore are good publicity for NASA and the Juno program.

    • comment by Junogeek21 on 2018-01-16 17:48 UT

      I agree. In my opinion, NASA needs as much publicity as possible right now.

  8. comment by Luu-06 on 2017-11-02 16:23 UT

    The red spot is a very dynamic and beautiful point of interest on the surface of Jupiter. A good picture of it will always be good PR for NASA.

    • comment by PLT-Theo on 2017-11-04 17:57 UT

      And you're right

  9. comment by Ceske Budejovice-64 on 2017-11-02 06:14 UT

    I chose the redspot because it stood out and was so bright! I would be curious to learn more about how it survives and what it really is. Great location option for a picture!

  10. comment by wprebeck on 2017-11-01 08:36 UT

    How has the storm stayed in the same general area for so long? Are there no weather patterns similar to Earth that would move it elsewhere?

  11. comment by Richlawrence-34 on 2017-11-01 02:13 UT

    I read a comment below that this storm has been raging for 150+ years? That's insane! How can it sustain it's life for that long?

    • comment by Junogeek21 on 2018-01-16 17:53 UT

      I wonder that also. I mean it's so large that you could fit the entire Earth in it. Is it like a black hole? Does it just keeps eating the surrounding clouds?

  12. comment by Resi-64 on 2017-10-30 00:23 UT

    I would love to see detailed pictures of the Great Red Spot. Who wouldn't love to see a raging 150+ year old storm?

    • comment by Junogeek21 on 2018-01-17 15:03 UT

      So true.

  13. comment by Demalia-33 on 2017-08-24 04:24 UT

    Well I have chosen the best and remarkable photo of The Great Red Spot [I.D.: 1051] in my recognition in a fact. Then I really like it. Christa D'Auria

  14. comment by Angelabarker-78 on 2017-07-29 07:41 UT

    What is the science and mathematics of this region?

  15. comment by Kienle-56 on 2017-07-16 07:33 UT

    a very speed moving upper atmospheric air and dust cloud particles turned out to be red..comparably slow moving air and dust cloud particles turned out to be pale and white in colour.. as per coriolisis effect of jupiter and such is resulted into a air particle(gases and dust clouds) jet stream belt of this HUGE fellow planet JUPITER.. isn't it?

    • comment by 99998564 on 2017-11-26 13:11 UT

      Why those air and dust at high speed are red?

    • comment by Junogeek21 on 2018-01-16 17:54 UT

      I lost a few brain cells reading that. Can you say that in English please? :D

  16. comment by darnun on 2017-07-14 08:20 UT
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    • comment by venu-prasad-h-s on 2017-07-13 01:28 UT

      The fact that the Juno is orbiting Jupiter itself is mind boggling. I'm fascinated with the trajectory and the photography skills that it takes to capture such images of Jupiter. Thanks to Juno and team NASA. We are really in a good era to notice this Great Red Spot. I like know more insights about the Red Spot from experienced eyes.

    • comment by Castello-52 on 2017-07-11 02:27 UT

      I just watched the Real Time simulation of the Red Spot fly by, well done! I cant wait for real pics and data. We've waited along time for this.

    • comment by OddBunsen on 2017-07-10 13:35 UT
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    • comment by RoB_MareK on 2017-06-30 08:41 UT

      The GreatRedSpot is Jupiter's most characteristic feature, and would most certainly appear in every childs drawing of the gas giant. In fact, I can remember being fascinated with the planets forming our solar system as a child, Jupiter's GreatRedSpot being a mesmerizing mystery. Can't wait to see the high resolution images of this feature and especially the nature of its boundaries.

    • comment by Nagase on 2017-06-27 13:43 UT

      Exting to get into its deep, where nobody ever seen.

    • comment by Maelyssa on 2017-06-12 05:57 UT

      Is the spot growing or shrinking?

      • comment by Junogeek21 on 2018-01-16 17:58 UT

        I've herd that it's grown and shrunk in it's life time.

    • comment by simmsc on 2017-06-11 12:11 UT

      It would be interesting to get a picture and run some atmospheric tests on the great red spot.

    • comment by Meslier-69 on 2017-06-04 17:03 UT

      im curious about the heat from the great red spot! is it hot or not? if so what causes it? and if not? an infrared image!

    • comment by Requiem-39 on 2017-05-24 17:55 UT

      is it continuing to shrink?

    • comment by Timothylinn-17 on 2017-05-15 06:18 UT

      Would be amazing to get an up close picture of this area. A storm that has last 150 years? Maybe a picture will be able to give us some insight on how this is happening. Also, why is it red?

    • comment by EatingPie on 2017-04-12 23:42 UT

      I am hoping to see some great images of this feature.

    • comment by GeometricArt on 2017-03-29 22:06 UT

      I agree. The Great Red spot!

    • comment by Rosymccloskey-70 on 2017-03-20 21:19 UT

      Since the Great Red Spot is such a phenomenon, it would be really cool to see it up close. It would be incredible if the pictures taken can allow us to further understand its formation and evolution.

    • comment by Capaccioni-57 on 2017-02-21 07:31 UT

      I think it will be nice to see more images of the red spot!

    • comment by Neff-06 on 2017-02-21 03:36 UT

      I am very interested to see pictures of it. It will also be cool to know what gases are present in the area and if it affects any of the surface or below the surface.

    • comment by Mikkilineni-02 on 2017-02-21 02:43 UT

      I agree with others that have commented in this forum. The Great Red Spot is one of the distinguishing features of Jupiter and it would be very interesting to see close up images of that location.

    • comment by Semmelweis-69 on 2017-02-21 01:35 UT

      Jupiter's Red Spot is too iconic not to be investigated more closely when we have the chance. There are far to many unknowns that surround it to be ignored.

    • comment by Matogawa-75 on 2017-02-20 22:58 UT

      This part of Jupiter, I think, is the most interesting and the most curious aspect of Jupiter due to its unique patter and the fact that is is a raging storm that has lasted for over 150 years

    • comment by Memamis-91 on 2017-02-19 21:39 UT

      This is an icon of Jupiter. I would be very interested to learn how a storm could last over 150 years.

    • comment by NonyO on 2017-02-16 14:51 UT

      You can not completely talk about Jupiter without mentioning the Great Red Spot. Getting to know more about this age long characteristic of the planet will be quite interesting.