Oval BA [ID: 94]

Coordinates : -32.166° latitude , 248.832° longitude
Submitted by : Cole-62 on 2016-02-25 03:10 UT

I think there should be an effort to try to understand what really makes a spot turn red. Is it really a queston of higher wind speed from the deep bringing some matterial from down there?

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  1. comment by Volfango-64 on 2018-05-15 01:00 UT

    I wonder if these spots on Jupiter are decaying/growing versions of storms that could eventually become(or at one point was) something like the Great Red Spot.

  2. comment by Jen on 2018-05-14 06:48 UT

    I'm very curious about the spots. This looks like an interesting area.

  3. comment by Alisa on 2018-02-17 07:56 UT

    The spots of Jupiter are so interesting and have such a variety of colors. I hope we can understand these spots and continue to learn about them.

  4. comment by Arcimboldo-83 on 2017-06-22 11:05 UT

    How fast is it moving ?

  5. comment by Blumenthal-52 on 2017-05-15 02:00 UT

    I like this one because it looks like a developing red spot

  6. comment by Owensby-17 on 2017-05-15 02:00 UT

    This appears like it could be a developing red spot. I am interested to see how this develops.

    • comment by JovianMan07 on 2018-02-14 17:00 UT

      I hope it is!!!!

    • comment by JovianMan07 on 2018-02-14 17:00 UT

      I hope it is!!!!

  7. comment by Thucydides-04 on 2017-02-18 21:01 UT

    This seems like a critical formation on Jupiter to learn about the composition features of Jupiter, and why they react in a way to create these spots.

  8. comment by Denise_Selmo on 2017-02-03 11:57 UT

    It will be interesting to see the different red spots compared. What are the similarities? What is the composition?

  9. comment by Bhavana_Vashisht on 2017-01-23 08:20 UT

    Before Oval BA spot disappear or grow smaller, we must do research on it extensively to reveal the mysteries behind its formation and composition.

  10. comment by Clarkhowell-16 on 2017-01-19 20:42 UT

    Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 impacted Jupiter in 2009. If this is a remnant of that Impact then I will be amazed to verify that the atmosphere shows evidence of that impact 8-years after the event... then again, it was no small impact... and the atmosphere of Jupiter is usually thought of as extremely active... so why would it still be there 8 years later?

    • comment by Flora on 2017-01-19 20:39 UT

      Has this red spot any connection with the large "nearby" red spot? Does the latitude play any role in their formation? I think we have to find an answer to these questions.

    • comment by bzznzo on 2016-07-13 16:14 UT

      I find this big orange spot very interesting!

    • comment by Shoyo-21 on 2016-07-13 12:45 UT

      I guess the red color is caused by the hydrogen going from the metallic state into the liquid state causing oxydation of the metallic particals makeing them look red

    • comment by Phyleus-26 on 2016-07-04 13:43 UT

      100% agreed. We need to take readings there.