The Great Red Spot [ID: 1052]

Coordinates : -20.79° latitude , 126.792° 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 Welzenbach-95 on 2023-08-14 05:26 UT

    I would love to see the red spot close up that I've grown up seeing from a distance.

  2. comment by Hiroshi-96 on 2022-11-14 05:14 UT

    The Great Red Spot is one of Jupiters main features. It would be great to get more data on its composition and formation.

  3. comment by Sciam-72 on 2022-11-10 18:34 UT

    One of the planets most prominent and interesting physical features. Would loved to gain a better understanding of its composition.

  4. comment by Ferreri-31 on 2021-12-08 03:17 UT

    I think this would be a great POI because it the one character that specifically standout on Jupiter. Any further information we can gather on it will be helpful.

  5. comment by Chichibu-14 on 2021-11-11 12:09 UT

    Does the spot seem to be increasing or decreasing in mass as time passes?

  6. comment by Ky_PH205 on 2021-08-09 00:09 UT

    An iconic feature of the planet definitely worthy of any image capture opportunities that are available.

  7. comment by Agata-79 on 2020-11-15 19:52 UT

    Does the spot seem to be increasing or decreasing in mass as time passes?

  8. comment by Burnashev-97 on 2020-08-10 01:45 UT

    I would absolutely love to see a clear picture of the big red spot! It's not only iconic and one of its main features, but it would be interesting to see if we have had a misconception about it this entire time.

  9. comment by Sarahgutman-49 on 2020-06-05 06:46 UT

    The Great Red Spot is so iconic to Jupiter and incredibly fascinating. I think an up close shot of this would help provide a lot of clarity towards something that is so interesting to many of us, yet so unknown.

  10. comment by Watts-64 on 2020-05-29 00:01 UT

    The great red spot is something we're all taught about in basic astronomy/science classes, even in middle and high school! Seeing a clear picture of that spot would be something everyone can recognize and find interesting because it's really well known and relatable

  11. comment by Jureskvarc-44 on 2020-05-28 23:54 UT

    The red spot is iconic and would be great to see in detail

  12. comment by Yasuoyoneda-39 on 2020-05-26 22:41 UT

    I would be interested to see a clearer more close up image of the red spot.

  13. comment by Innes-07 on 2020-05-26 20:44 UT

    It would be really cool to see a good quality picture of the red spot. Very interesting

  14. comment by Guido-88 on 2019-11-11 07:55 UT

    This is so unique to this planet a picture would be awesome.

  15. comment by Porvoo-13 on 2019-11-11 04:38 UT

    The Great Red Spot is such a defining feature of Jupiter that it has to be captured in fine detail. The fact that a storm can be that big and persist so long is amazing, and we need to learn more about it.

  16. comment by Brynnium on 2019-11-06 21:47 UT

    This feature is interesting, yes because it is iconic, but also because of its color and persistence. My hope is that Juno will make deep-atmosphere observation with its microwave radiometer to explore its structure.

  17. comment by Pierre-35 on 2019-06-14 22:55 UT

    The great red spot is so iconic but we still have so much to learn, especially about extreme storms so studying it could be very helpful for the increasingly extreme storms here on earth.

  18. comment by Messerschmidt-11 on 2019-06-01 23:18 UT

    This storm has possibly existed for more than 350 years. I think It would be a major missed opportunity if we didn't study the mechanics behind what makes such a storm possible.

  19. comment by Nemiro-72 on 2019-05-13 05:57 UT

    You can't take pictures of Jupiter without at least one of the Red Spot!

  20. comment by Lievetruwant-31 on 2019-05-13 05:18 UT

    The red spot is an iconic landmark of Jupiter, I would love to get a closer look at it.

  21. comment by Shkodrov-12 on 2019-05-13 00:23 UT

    Interesting, I have never seen the storm so close.

  22. comment by Aleksandrov-06 on 2019-05-12 17:31 UT

    I like the idea of taking more photos of the great red spot. I thought that I read somewhere that it might be considered a source of heat for the planet. We do know it is a great storm and more images may provide us information as to why it has existed for so long and how.

  23. comment by Osawa-51 on 2019-05-12 00:23 UT

    Interested to see how this Red Spot was formed, due to how it must have different components to be made like this. Curious to see as to why only this particular area has a red spot while the rest doesn't.

  24. comment by ADannenhoffer on 2019-05-06 17:56 UT

    If we can get many close up images of the Great Red Spot, we might be able to know exactly what it is made up, how fast it's moving, etc. It would help us better understand it and Jupiter's atmospheric composition.

  25. comment by Slovenija-22 on 2019-02-06 16:59 UT

    The great red spot is decreasing according to the observations from our earth. It is interesting to see what it contains and why it is diminishing.

  26. comment by Frangarcia-62 on 2018-11-05 07:48 UT

    The Great Red Spot would be a great point of interest due to its large size and red color. It would be of great use to see the Spot up close to see how it operates.

  27. comment by Normanrockwell-06 on 2018-11-05 05:19 UT

    I am curious as to the chemical makeup of this storm that brings out such a red color and what keeps it going for such a long time. It would also be interesting to get a more detailed photo of it and look at specific aspects of it.

  28. comment by Vietoris-80 on 2018-11-05 03:06 UT

    I think it would be fascinating to learn about something that has baffled people for so long and to get a clearer look at what is going on.

  29. comment by Otaynang-63 on 2018-11-05 02:42 UT

    I hope by studying this storm, scientist will learn more about the origins of Jupiter and its evolution. These elements should help scientist understand even more about the nature of the solar system as a whole. In my opinion, the Great Red Spot is the smoking gun when it comes to answering questions about the nature of Jupiter.

  30. comment by Kundera-58 on 2018-11-04 22:47 UT

    It would be impossible to not want to know more about the composition, energy and source of this storm if possible. As long as humans have been able to see Jupiter and write down their observations this red eye has been active. Maybe there will be some key piece of information available that can give a realistic idea of how long it has been active.

  31. comment by NileshDeshmukh on 2018-11-04 20:57 UT

    I can't wrap my head around the fact a storm is still active even after a few centuries. I want to know what gas or chemical substance makes the storm red and why it would not be disturbed by the rapid rotation of Jupiter.

  32. comment by Zanitsch33 on 2018-11-04 18:17 UT

    How is it possible for a storm that is the size of Earth to last so many years?

  33. comment by Trudie-32 on 2018-06-29 10:32 UT

    The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is famously regarded as a storm that has been raging on the gaseous planet for over 350 years. Why the storm is swirling at the same spot for so long and why it has a distinctive brick red color are the obvious questions coming to mind. As a layman interested in heavenly bodies I have been speculating on the enigma but ever since I saw the comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 serially smashing into Jupiter in 1994 my growing hunch is that the Great Red Spot might be the site where a massive planet even bigger than earth might have crashed in the past and the same is still dissolving slowly in the gaseous atmosphere of Jupiter. Getting embedded in the dense interior of the super-hot Jovian atmosphere could be the reason why the fallen planet has stayed put at the same spot. The swirling brick red color might be the result of slow baking of the dissipating matter in the super-hot to super-cool range of temperatures where the doomed erstwhile planet is entangled.

  34. comment by Trettenero-84 on 2018-06-15 09:18 UT

    I find this mysterious red spot to be an area that most people tend to see when they look at Jupiter and I feel like with just an orbital view, we will only continue with the mystery that is this spot. I think if we were to see it at an angle or from the view of almost the side, we could see more clearly what is going on here in this are, because it certainly tracks a lot of attention.

  35. comment by Leifandersson-85 on 2018-05-22 18:45 UT

    As a child I always loved the big red spot, I was amazed to see a continuous storm circling for what seemed to be eternity. I would love to see some in depth photos that shows the majesty of the Big Red Spot.

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  37. comment by Volfango-64 on 2018-05-15 01:02 UT

    We all know what it looks like as a picture, but what could it look like maybe at an angle? Would we see the red spot swirl toward the inside of the planet like a hurricane? or would it retain the 2D-like cloud layer?

  38. comment by Hallerstein-30 on 2018-05-14 07:45 UT

    I wonder what the big red spot is going to look like when it is going to fade away.

  39. comment by Arrius-72 on 2018-05-14 05:39 UT

    That is a big red spot

  40. comment by Takaotengu-07 on 2018-05-14 05:36 UT

    I'm really curious how this big of a storm would impact something on earth. I could only imagine the strength of the storm in its prime

  41. comment by L-Archuleta on 2018-05-14 02:55 UT

    Being the most iconic point of interest on Jupiter, The Great Red Spot is arguably the region most worthy of a photograph.

  42. comment by Iapyx-69 on 2018-05-13 21:13 UT

    I have always been fascinated with the largest hurricane ever recorded on Earth. But I have never learned what makes the spot red.

  43. comment by KendallJordan1 on 2018-05-13 08:34 UT

    Super cool to see the big red spot!

  44. comment by KendallJordan1 on 2018-05-13 08:33 UT

    I clicked this to view the big red spot. Super interesting!

  45. comment by KendallJordan1 on 2018-05-13 08:33 UT

    I clicked this to view the big red spot. Super interesting!

  46. comment by Dalleave-21 on 2018-05-12 23:12 UT

    Considering how long the Great red spot has been seen, I am curious if there is any information as to when it might die off.

  47. comment by Ritina-79 on 2018-03-22 05:19 UT

    I would be amazing if we could get a detailed look at the great red spot, before it completely dissipates

  48. comment by Uranus on 2018-03-03 22:46 UT

    It would be great !!, if this probe gave us a lot of information about this great bush.

  49. comment by nctjuhye on 2018-02-24 02:11 UT

    Who doesn't want a closer look at Jupiter's iconic feature? This could also help explain the similar trait on Jupiter's neighboring planet Neptune.

  50. comment by Stesullivan-59 on 2018-02-20 22:11 UT

    I have always found the great red spot to be very interesting, it would be awesome to use these technologies to learn more and have better images of it.

  51. comment by Pic-du-Midi-52 on 2018-02-19 05:16 UT

    I think it would be interesting to see how images taken by JunoCam compare with other images taken of the Red Eye, easily one of the most publicly recognized images of Jupiter.

  52. comment by Putzi-42 on 2018-02-19 03:16 UT

    I think this is such a cool and identifying spot for Jupiter and should be for sure photographed.

  53. comment by Hideosugai-77 on 2018-02-19 03:04 UT

    This is one of the most interesting areas of Jupiter according to the general public. Being able to observe and learn more about it would be interesting and it would stimulate the public's curiosity!

  54. comment by Walsh-21 on 2018-02-19 02:34 UT

    Being able to see into a storm that has lasted so very long and has un-wavered from dying down would be really cool. Understanding the composition of what makes it so complex and be able to last so long would be fascinating to comprehend.

  55. comment by Larion-32 on 2018-02-19 00:52 UT

    The GRP is such a prominent visual aspect of this planet. I hope that we can learn all about it through Juno!

  56. comment by Laird-69 on 2018-02-18 23:07 UT

    It is fascinating to see images I'm studying about in class!

  57. comment by Shaun-C on 2018-02-18 18:55 UT

    What is the composition of the Great Red Spot. Does the spot move or is it remain in the same location?

  58. comment by Collurio-52 on 2018-02-18 06:42 UT

    I think taking more pictures of The Great Red spot would be really beneficial to see more details and learn what causes this spot

  59. comment by Alisa on 2018-02-17 07:53 UT

    The Great Red Spot has been a focal point of Jupiter since it was found. Pictures of the Great Red Spot show others the beauty of Jupiter and its storms.

  60. comment by Magyarics-40 on 2018-02-17 00:46 UT

    I think if we can gain more images of this Great Red Spot then we will have a better chance of learning more about it and understand what its made of and if it can happen on other planets.

  61. comment by Ningbo-25 on 2018-02-15 19:16 UT

    This region is so mysterious as it seems illogical for a storm to last this long and would be fascinating to find the reason for it's longevity.

  62. comment by HolleyJ on 2018-02-14 03:29 UT

    Definitely the part of Jupiter I find most interesting. Its amazing how a storm can last so long, I wonder how it compares to a storm here on earth

  63. comment by Shestaka-44 on 2018-02-13 13:25 UT

    Not only is it Jupiter’s most visually arresting feature, there’s something unique going on there that is happening nowhere else, and it has persisted for who knows how long.

  64. comment by Roxane-60 on 2018-02-12 22:59 UT

    I find it fascinating that such a powerful storm has been maintained for hundreds of years. I wonder what forces are present within that mysterious spot,

  65. 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?

  66. 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

  67. 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?

  68. 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?

  69. 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!

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

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

  71. 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.

  72. 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

  73. 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!

  74. 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?

  75. 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?

  76. 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.

  77. 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

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

    What is the science and mathematics of this region?

  79. 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

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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.

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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.