Great Red Spot on Jupiter shrinks
Sunday, April 5, 2009
BERKELEY -- The Great Red Spot on Jupiter, the planet shrinks. Scientists from the University of California in the United States discovered that the huge storm between 1996 and 2006 daily kilometers in size decreased. That the U.S. news channel CNN reported Sunday.
The storm on Jupiter is two to three times as large as the Earth looks from our planet as a red spot. The storm is already 150 years and certainly swallowed in that period at least once a minor storm.
In total, lost the Great Red Spot in the period 15 percent of its size. Why shrinks the storm, is unclear. Scientists know little bar on the spot, why not even the storm of red color.
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