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  • Jupiter's Great Red Spot may have only 10 to 20 years left before it dies

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    Get a good look at Jupiter's Great Red Spot while you can. The giant storm as we know it today is shrinking, and it might fade into memory within your lifetime.

    NASA's $1 billion Juno probe took stunning photos of the Great Red Spot in July 2017 — the closest images we've ever gotten of the giant tempest. Scientists were floored by the level of detail beamed back by the spacecraft.

    Jupiter's super-storm is wider than Earth and has been swirling around since perhaps the 1600s. By comparison, Earth's longest recorded storm, Hurricane John in 1994, lasted just 31 days.
    Business Insider asked Glenn Orton— a lead Juno mission team member and planetary scientist at NASA JPL — why Jupiter's storms last so long.
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  • Thanks, Sutz! Love your sciency stuff posts. Visited lots of links on the page, too. Well, it is 32C/90F and humid (50%) here today, so I'm not doing any house painting or such jobs today. I detest humidity - fortunately it is quite rare here in Adelaide.
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