Jupiter loses a belt May 20, 2010Posted by Rambling Man in World Affairs.
Tags: astronomy, great red spot, jupiter, planets, space
Jaysis now there’s a headline that grabbed my attention as I scanned the news feeds this morning – Jupiter has apparently lost on of its equatorial belts …
The squiggly lines immediately to the left of the “Great Red Spot” are what we’re on about – the spot itself is actually a huge, raging storm three times bigger than Earth ! The stripe has disappeared (and reappeared) before but astronomers here on earth are at a loss to completely explain the phenomenon.
I must dust off the old telescope and see can I see anything of interest.