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Great Red Spot


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An anticyclonic storm system in the hydrogen–helium atmosphere of the southern hemisphere of Jupiter. It covers 10° of latitude, is about 12 000 km across (close to the diameter of the Earth), and has been observed for more than 300 years.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.


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