Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Imaged Like Never Before

On Monday, a human-built object got closer than any other before it to the most iconic, raging storm in the solar system.

That is, of course, Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, an anticyclone that’s been swirling for hundreds of years, stuck between two of the planets jet stream bands. It’s a storm twice the size of Earth, and wind speeds there top out at roughly 400 miles per hour. And earlier this week, NASA’s Juno spacecraft dipped 2,200 miles above the turbulence to get a closer look at what’s

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