Jupiter’s red spot shrinking: Why is the storm on the planet coming apart?

Is Jupiter’s Iconic “Red Spot” About to Die Out? (Video)

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May 21 2014 4:55 PM

Is Jupiter’s Red Spot About to Die Out?

The planet’s famous storm continues to shrink in size.

New Hubble observations show Jupiter's crimson storm at its smallest yet, just 10,250 miles wide—less than half its size in the late 19th century. 

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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