Photos: Red Spot Jr. grows on Jupiter

Photos: Red Spot Jr. grows on Jupiter

Summary: A gigantic storm has been brewing on Jupiter for the past decade--and it recently turned red.

TOPICS: Telcos

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  • Crash sites

    The Hubble Space Telescope has a long history of capturing spectacular events on Jupiter. On July 24, 1994, the Hubble grabbed headlines with pictures of the Comet Shoemaker-Levy breaking up and then crashing into Jupiter. There are eight crash sites in this photo.

  • Solar eclipses

    A solar eclipse is rare on Earth, but this photo shows three occurring at the same time on Jupiter.

    In this Hubble image, three of Jupiter's 16 confirmed moons cast shadows that create black spots. From left to right, they are cast by Ganymede, Io and Callisto.

    Two of the moons are also visible in this image. Io is the white spot toward the center of the planet; Ganymede is the blue spot in the upper right. Callisto is outside the frame.

Topic: Telcos

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