msn.com 18 Sep, 2020 10:15 am

Stunning photo reveals a new 'Great Red Spot' is forming on Jupiter

NASA says the storm is a 'bright, white, stretched-out storm moving at 560 kilometres per hour' at mid-northern latitudes.

'Researchers speculate this may be the beginning of a longer-lasting northern hemisphere spot, perhaps to rival the legendary Great Red Spot that dominates the southern hemisphere,' NASA says in a statement.it also shows Europa and the legendary Great Red Spot which is a strm bigger than Earth which has been raging for more than 350 years p Left of the image is Europa, the icy moon of Jupiter which is believed may harbour microbial life in its liquid oceans.Right of the image is the long white storm which NASA believes may one day rival the Great Red Spot in size p Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and it is believed the gas giant's creation was crucial in allowing Earth, and life, to form.Both images reveal the Great Red Spot, Jupiter's most iconic feature, is still shrinking in size, but that the rate of contraction is slowing down.

The storm driving the Giant Red Spot is thought to have first started more than 350 years ago.'Hubble shows that the Great Red Spot, rolling counterclockwise in the planet's southern hemisphere, is ploughing into the clouds ahead of it, forming a cascade of white and beige ribbons,' NASA writes.

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