Dazzling new images of Jupiter show the shrinking of the Great Red Spot

October 14, 2015 12:28 PM

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Dazzling new images of Jupiter show the shrinking of the Great Red Spot

Above, you can see Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD. Which is kind of useless, unless you own a 4k television. And if you do, can I come over?

But they're more than just pretty pictures. Because the maps represent nearly back-t0-back rotations of the planet, scientists can use them to study wind speed. Scientists have used the maps to spot an unusual wave near the equator -- similar to formations seen in Earth's atmosphere when cyclones ar...

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