Friday, May 05, 2006

More climate change

But not on Earth this time, thank god: nah, this is on Jupiter, which is growing another red spot.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is giving astronomers their most detailed view yet of a second red spot emerging on Jupiter. For the first time in history, astronomers have witnessed the birth of a new red spot on the giant planet, which is located half a billion miles away. The storm is roughly one-half the diameter of its bigger and legendary cousin, the Great Red Spot. Researchers suggest that the new spot may be related to a possible major climate change in Jupiter's atmosphere.

Good stuff, eh? What will be interesting is to see if it eventually merges with the original "Red Spot". Although, of course, it is unlikely that I will be around to find out...

5 comments:

Charles Martel said...

nary a peep about it on the climate change.. *ahem* .. "science" page of the bbc news site.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/default.stm

pathetic.

AntiCitizenOne said...

George Bush did it.

Stew said...

Can you imagine? It seems that planets' climates change. And all without the help of man.

Martin said...

How about sending David Cameron to Jupiter to harvest the wind energy?

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Charles Martel was asleep on 7th March, apparently.

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