Sunday, October 15, 2006
RedSpot Jr. Again
Remember RedSpot Jr? The mini red spot (about the size of Earth) that formed from the merger of three smaller storms has not only survived its passing of the Great Red Spot, but is now as red as the GRS itself, and its winds have grown stronger. They now reach 400 miles per hour. This suggests the storm is growing stronger and Red Spot Jr. will be around for some time. The Hubble press release with more details is here.