"Red Spot Jr." as it is being called, formed after three white oval-shaped storms—two of which were at least 90 years old—merged between 1998 and 2000.The latest images could provide evidence that Jupiter's climate is changing.. You can read more details over here.
A similar merger took place centuries ago and formed the bigger and legendary Great Red Spot, a storm twice as big as Earth and almost 300 years old.
Close inspections of Red Spot Jr., in Hubble images released today, reveal that similar to the Great Red Spot, the more recently developed storm rises above the top of the main cloud deck on Jupiter.
Jupiter in the midst of a climate change?
Posted on Sunday, May 07 2006 @ 16:02 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Astronomers are following Jupiter closely as the planet is growing a new red spot.