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 »

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 »

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 » Science Astronomy Planets

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 has an atmosphere that is made up of mainly hydrogen and helium gases, with thick clouds and high winds. Jupiter's hydrogen and helium gases are the same type of gases found on the sun. More » Science Astronomy Planets

A human couldn't survive on Jupiter due to extreme weather and temperatures, high radiation, lack of a breathable atmosphere and lack of a solid surface. The heavy pressure of the atmosphere would also be dangerous to hu... More »

Jupiter has an extremely thick atmosphere, and light from the sun penetrates only a short distance into it, which means that the majority of Jupiter looks like nothing but total blackness. Jupiter also receives very litt... More »