Hubble Tracks Jupiter Storms
March 19, 2003
This Hubble image provides a detailed look at a unique cluster of three white oval-shaped storms that lie southwest (below and to the left) of Jupiter's Great Red Spot. The appearance of the clouds, as imaged on February 13, 1995 is considerably different from their appearance only seven months earlier. Hubble shows these features moving closer together as the Great Red Spot is carried westward by the prevailing winds while the white ovals are swept eastward.
Topics: Storm, Planetary atmospheres, Jupiter, Weather, Extraterrestrial vortex, Atmosphere of Jupiter, Space exploration