Jupiter and GRS


Avani Soares

Parsec Observatory, Canoas, Brazil

C14 Edge + ASI 224 + PM 2X + L filter

Many details can be seen in this picture, including some spots within the GRS itself that are not just the central eye of this major hurricane.
However, what strikes me most is to see the incredible dynamics of this planet, one photo is never the same as another, everything is constantly changing, at that moment that lump of SEB giving the impression that will pass under the GRS is a show to part.
Imagine a storm that is raging not for days, but for centuries, The Great Red Spot, possibly observed in 1655, stunned the imagination. She could swallow 100,000 Katrina hurricanes.
The GRS completes one lap every 6 days and reaches 8 km above the top of the surrounding clouds. Astronomers have thought it was a gas vortex revolving around a titanic mountain, but Jupiter is a liquid-gaseous planet with no solid surface. In fact the GRS is the top of an ascending mass of gas around which the atmosphere circulates. It is believed that the color is derived from substances such as phosphorus, drained from below.
When another Jupiterian storm forms, it is usually swallowed by GRS. The stability of the GRS probably indicates that it is a “soliton”. This type of “solitary wave”, capable of regenerating itself as fast as it dissipates, was first observed by scientist John Scott Russell.
Source: Solar System – Marcus Chown
Adaptation: Avani Soares