Space Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Is Growing Taller, Changing Color As It Shrinks, Reports NASA


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(Article by Lorenzo Tanos at The Inquisitr News)

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot is changing as the years pass, and based on NASA’s latest observations, it continues growing smaller in size, while becoming taller and becoming more of an “orange spot” rather than a red one.

As noted by NASA, the past 150 years or so have seen the Great Red Spot contract, and that has left astronomers wondering whether the storm will keep decreasing in area, or if there’s a chance it will completely disappear. But in a study led by the space agency, researchers discovered that the storm is staying true to its dynamic nature, growing taller to compensate for the shrinking area partially, and even increasing in area at least once since it was first discovered.

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