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Jupiter & # 39; s Great Red Spot (photo) has begun to & # 39; unravel & # 39 ;, says amateur astronomer who noticed a revival in large plumes over the past month

Astronomers see a peak in mysterious & # 39; magazines & # 39; on Jupiter & # 39; s Great Red Spot while the storm continues to fade.

  • Amateur astronomers say that the Great Red Spot of Jupiter unravels & # 39;
  • The gigantic storm has emitted panicles of up to 10,000 kilometers
  • A cause is unclear, but some say this may be due to the decline of the storm
  • Over the next 20 years, the Great Red Spot can sometimes say experts
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Amateur astronomers say that Jup's iconic superstorm is slowly unraveling & # 39; while the & # 39; Great Red Spot & # 39; slowly changes to the & # 39; red dot & # 39 ;.

In a report from Space.com, astronomers from all over the world say they have documented a revival in what they describe as & # 39; sheets & # 39; or & # 39; wings & # 39; rolling out of a huge storm on the surface of Jupiter, known as the & # 39; Great Red Spot & # 39 ;.

The storm, which has been raging in the vast atmosphere of the planet for hundreds of years, seems to unravel & # 39 ;, they say, and notes large & # 39; flakes & # 39; that splash out from the surroundings of the place.

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Jupiter & # 39; s Great Red Spot (photo) has begun to & # 39; unravel & # 39 ;, says amateur astronomer who noticed a revival in large plumes over the past month

Jupiter & # 39; s Great Red Spot (photo) has begun to & # 39; unravel & # 39 ;, says amateur astronomer who noticed a revival in large plumes over the past month

These & # 39; flakes & # 39; last for about a week, according to John Rogers of the British Astronomical Association who spoke with Space.com and were somewhat rare until 2017.

Now astronomers have observed an increase in both frequency and size, with different observations this month showing plumes that are as much as 10,000 km long.

It is unclear what caused the phenomenon, but according to NASA scientist Glenn Orton, who spoke to Space.com in an email, some say it could be a collision between the spot and a vortex in the south.

& # 39; Some observers suggested that these (blades) were caused by the arrival of vertebrae in a beam just south of the GRS that moves from east to west and enters a dark area around it that is characterized by deeper clouds, known as the & # 39; Red Spot Hollow & # 39; , & # 39; Orton said to the exhaust.

Although the exact reason for the unusual flaking is unclear, some astronomers do posed that plumes are a side effect of the slow and steady decrease of the storm.

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According to a report from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory last year, the storm – which is larger than the Earth – could completely disappear in the next 20 years.

Due to a series of unique circumstances, the Great Red Spot can rage for hundreds of years

Due to a series of unique circumstances, the Great Red Spot can rage for hundreds of years

Due to a series of unique circumstances, the Great Red Spot can rage for hundreds of years

In an interview with Business insider Last year Orton said the storm has shrunk by 17 degrees since the 1800s when the Great Red Spot could have spanned as many as 35,000 miles, or four times the diameter of the Earth.

Now the place is about 1.3 times the size of the earth, he says.

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Scientists will soon have the opportunity to further investigate the phenomenon during an upcoming fly-by from NASA & # 39; s space probe, Juno, in July.

The primary mission of the vessel is to observe the Great Red Spot with the help of gravity sensors and to determine how deep the planet stretches into the storm.

Jupiter, which is two and a half times larger than the total planet in our solar system together, is enveloped in tens of thousands of miles of atmosphere that help create some of the unusual and extreme conditions observed on the planet – this includes the Great Red spot.

Partly due to the fact that the planet is larger and spins faster – Jupiter runs approximately once every 10 hours – there are extremely powerful jet streams that move at speeds of more than 300 miles per hour.

The big red spot happens to be between two of these jet streams that blow in the opposite direction and constantly turn the storm like a top.

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Although the unique location of the site causes the storm to rage for what researchers think could last for centuries, Orton said that even the most powerful storms in our solar system will eventually run out of gas.

& # 39; The (Great Red Spot) will become the GRC (Great Red Circle) within a few decades, & # 39; he told Business Insider last year.

& # 39; Perhaps sometime after that the GRM – the big red reminder. & # 39;

WHAT IS THE JUNO MISSION FROM NASA TO JUPITER?

The Juno probe reached Jupiter in 2016 after a journey of five billion km from the earth

The Juno probe reached Jupiter in 2016 after a journey of five billion km from the earth

The Juno probe reached Jupiter in 2016 after a journey of five billion km from the earth

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The Juno probe reached Jupiter on July 4, 2016, after a journey of 5 billion km (2.8 billion km) from the earth.

After a successful braking maneuver, it went flying into a long polar orbit to 5,000 km (5,000 km) from the swirling cloud tops of the planet.

The probe drove in 2600 km (4,200 km) of the planet's clouds once every fourteen days – too close to provide global coverage in one image.

No other spacecraft has sailed so close to Jupiter, although two others have been thrown through their atmosphere for their destruction.

To complete his risky mission, Juno survived a circuit-frying radiation storm generated by the powerful magnetic field of Jupiter.

The grinding current of high-energy particles that travel at almost the speed of light is the roughest radiation environment in the solar system.

To cope with the circumstances, the spacecraft was protected with special radiation-hardened wiring and sensor shielding.

The most important & # 39; brain & # 39; – the flight computer of the spacecraft – was housed in an armored vault made of titanium and weighs nearly 400 pounds (172 kg).

The vessel is expected to study the composition of the planet's atmosphere until 2021.

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