The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is a massive anticyclonic storm that is large enough to contain two or three Earth-sized planets. The storm has lasted at least 340 years and is large enough to be seen through Earth-based t... More »

The giant red spot on Jupiter is a 400-year-old storm raging in the atmosphere of Jupiter's southern hemisphere. Known as the Great Red Spot, the storm rotates counter-clockwise and is more than three times the size of E... More »

Jupiter has a dry, thick atmosphere; high-speed winds, turbulence and long-lasting storms are common. The weather on Jupiter is much different from that found on a rocky planet such as the Earth. More »

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is approximately minus 256 degrees Fahrenheit. The center of the spot is roughly 3 to 4 degrees warmer than the surrounding environment. More »

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Space.com explains that similar to other planets of the solar system, Jupiter is considered to have formed through the process known as core accretion. Other theories attempt to resolve problems that occur in the core ac... More »

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Jupiter, like all the other planets, has seasons. Since Jupiter takes about 12 Earth years to make a full orbit around the sun, each of its seasons lasts about three Earth years. More »

Similar to the formation of other planets in the solar system, Jupiter was formed through the core accretion method. Jupiter likely formed after the sun took its place at the center of the early solar system. Jupiter was... More »