Hubble Space Telescope data show that the speed of rotation of the giant red spot on Jupiter has increased over the past decade.
Hubble Space has taken a close look at Jupiter's large red spot these days. A powerful, 16,000-kilometer-long storm that has been circulating on the planet for 190 years and possibly much longer, according to human data.
Recent telescope data analyzed in the Astrophysical Journal Letters Shows that the outside winds of Jupiter's spots have accelerated over the past decade. The storm has an external current and an internal wind current, both of which rotate counterclockwise. At a time when external storm velocities are reported to have increased recently, winds near the center of the point have slowed considerably in 2020 compared to 2009.
"Amy Simon" scientist "Since we do not have a hurricane probe in Jupiter, we cannot continuously measure the planet's winds, and the Hubble is the only telescope with a temporary cover and sufficient spatial resolution that these Jupiter winds can," said NASA. From 2009 to 2020, Jupiter's hurricane wind speeds have been steadily increasing, with less than 2.5 km/h being added each year. A small extent that the only identifying factor is Hubble online data over the past 11 years. Hubble can see the customer with high accuracy, and researchers can use this data to detect slow changes.
Hubble Space Telescope data from 2009 to 2020 show a change in
the rotation speed of Jupiter's Big Red Spot.
Credit: NASA, ESA, Michael H. Wong (UC Berkeley) Jupiter's large red spot winds, which are larger than Earth, blow at speeds of about 640 kilometers per hour. To better understand this speed, it must be said that it is slightly slower than the speed of Earth passenger planes. Jupiter's turbulent environment has meant that even large spatial collisions, such as those in recent weeks, have not had a significant effect on the overall structure of the planet.