Jupiter’s Red Hurricane is Disappearing; Hit by Growing Renegade Planet

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Jupiter's iconic imagery is changing, much to the disappointment of scientists around the world that have studied the third planet from the sun for hundreds of years, as its most prominent feature, the "Great Red Spot" shrinks.

"Jupiter's familiar stripes and swirls are actually cold, windy clouds of ammonia and water, floating in an atmosphere of hydrogen and helium. Jupiter's iconic Great Red Spot is a giant storm bigger than Earth that has raged for hundreds of years," NASA included in its description of the planet fifth in line from the sun.

For centuries notes astrologers have noted a hurricane type formation on the surface which swirls with such intensity that it emits a vivid red color. The counterclockwise motion of the funnel cloud appears to remain consistent with weather patterns central to Earth. The storm has a well-formed eye, that one would understand, if the composition within the cloud is consistent with the elements of a traditional hurricane, the more defined the eye of the storm translates to the intensity within the funnel.

NASA’s InSight Poised on Historical Data Collection

Jupiter's atmosphere is controlled by jet stream activity, similar to the atmospheric patterns which effects weather on the Earth's surface. The Great Red Spot, which is the scientific name, is shaped like a nuclear cooling towers, wide base that tapers as it reaches the top.

The Hubble Telescope which has opened the windows of the vastness of space and the countless galaxies within space have sent back the clearest images of Jupiter and the GRS with pinpoint precisions showing the gradating changes in the structure as well the occasional encroaching pattern change which is represented by simple words to describe the appearance in the case of Jupiter a "red brown worm" which is, in reality, a free forming cyclone cloud with similar patterns of the GRS.

For the GRS the funnel extends more than three miles high with a dimeter larger than earth. A hurricane-cloud the size of earth, static, free standing churning winds speeds of 300mph. Mile wide tornados with wind speeds of 200mph produce devastation of catastrophic damage. The wind pattern is called an "anticyclone" that has been slowing decreasing for more than 100 years. NASA has not defined the reason for the change.

The Red Spot, which stands out like a boil on the planet's surface, has winds speeds of 300mph, and remains static. It is a non-moving funnel cloud generating intense winds speeds, so much so that the coloring is picked up with infrared enhancement imagery.

Juno Jupiter Mission Produces Intense Images Released by NASA

The dimensions for centuries have remained the same. Unfortunately, as if to throw a wrench in hundreds of years of study, the dimensions recently have shrunk.

Jupiter received a wave of media attention this past week as backyard amateur astronomers captured what is now being explored as a possible interplanetary collusion between a protoplanet, a not fully formed, growing, renegade planet, ten times the size of Earth birthed from a moon orbit or escaping a near-by galaxy and whacking the huge planet creating an explosive shock waves which bounced off the planet into space creating the effect caught on telescopic cameras.

Juno Enters Jupiter's Atmosphere – No, It’s Not MARS

NASA's Juno Orbiter has relayed the most vivid pictures of the planet, which is defined by bands of sandstone type coloring, consistent with colored sand patterns, such as what tourists would purchase as a glass souvenir filled with multi-layers of colored sand from the local beaches.

Juno, NASA’s Orbital Spacecraft, Completes Jupiter Flyby

The recent 2007 fly-by presented scientists and the world with the closest images ever seen of the massive planet which is eleven times the size of Earth. For scale NASA states, "If Earth were the size of a grape, Jupiter would be the size of a basketball."

NASA's fact sheet on Jupiter also states:

  1. Jupiter orbits about 484 million miles or 5.2 Astronomical Units (AU) from our Sun. Earth is one AU from the sun.
  2. Jupiter rotates once every ten hours but takes 12 years to complete one orbit around the sun. Jupiter is a gas giant and so lacks an earth like surface. Scientist can not ascertain if the center or core of the planet is solid.
  3. Jupiter has 75 moons.
  4. Jupiter is one of the Four Rings, discovered in 1979 on a Voyager Mission. All four giant planets in our solar system have a ringed system.
  5. Explorers and scientists are fixated on the planet sending nine spacecrafts to explore the gas giant. Seven flew by and two have orbited. Juno arrived in 2016.
  6. Jupiter cannot support life as we know it. However, Jupiter's moons have oceans beneath their crust that might support life.
  7. Jupiter's Great Red Spot is a gigantic storm that's about twice the size of Earth and has raged for over a century.


Images courtesy of NASA and used with permission.

Haute Tease

  • Autos, Yachts, Jets: Tips to Consider for Aspiring Car Collectors

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Automobiles, like postage stamps and coins, are a common collector's item. However, unlike the other two, not everyone can start a car collection. It takes someone with passion, time, and luxury to start this hobby.

  • Healthy Cooking: 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes Review – Delicious Dishes that Introduce Vegetables To Every Meal

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Eat your vegetables. Everyone from your mother to First Lady Michelle Obama has said those same words and still no one has introduced recipes outside the time tested that will modernize the traditional carbohydrate laden meals. 150 Best Spiralizer Recipes will change all that.

  • Café Society Review – Woody Allen Hits a Four Star Homerun

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Café Society, from Lionsgate and Amazon Studios, presents the newest film from quintessential New York director Woody Allen, who charms with a less neurotic and inviting bi-coastal look on The Golden Age, family, romance, love, choice and circumstance.

  • Beltway Insider: Trump Asian Agenda;Texas Church Shooting; New York Terror Attack; Wall Street

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Donald Trump began his ten day, five nation, Asian trip this week, stopping in Hawaii before embarking on the most comprehensive Pacific Rim journey undertaken by any Administration in nearly twenty-five years presenting a dedicated, focused agenda. 

  • Ant Man and The Wasp Review - A Fantastical Journey With Wild Special Effects and High Speed Hijinks

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ant Man and The Wasp, from Marvel Studios and Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures, presents an incredible journey of time, space, quantum physics, humor, sharp edgy dialogue, and great on-screen chemistry for one mind-blowing, fantastical buzz.

  • Dry Creek Valley On Tour Brings More Than 25 Sonoma County Wineries To Los Angeles

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Experience a taste of Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley on February 20, when more than 25 of the region’s wineries pour more than 100 wines at Culver City’s Smashbox Studios, alongside gourmet food pairings prepared by Food Network Chef Bob Blumer.

  • World News: Jersey City Shooting and the Rise of Anti-Semitism

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Is anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head again? It seems that way, as it has now been discovered that the recent Jersey City shooting suspect had published anti-Semitic posts prior to the shooting. 

  • Churchill Review – A Dramatic, Historically Accurate, Expose

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Churchill, from Cohen Media Group and Salon Pictures, brings to the screen dynamic portrayal of the escalating tensions between the allied leaders during the final week before the D-Day Invasion which could be liberation or a bloody slaughter.

  • Beltway Insider: Obama Heads to Middle East; Senate To Vote On Gun Control; CPAC Meets; Sequester Impacts Until 2021

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama departs this week on his first foreign trip of his second term and will meet with several heads of state including the newly formed leadership of the now recognized Palestinian State.

  • China Set on Increasing Air Defense Boundaries

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The People’s Republic of China has recently announced the extension of the East China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone, establishing an extended militarized area further into what was recognized as international waters.

  • Beltway Insider: Senator McCain Funeral - Obama, Bush, Kissinger, Pence Deliver Eulogies/Remarks; Aretha; Neil Simon

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Trump, who over his attack dog comments, was not invited to Senator John McCain's memorial which included the elite of Washington Politics, past and present. He nonetheless retaliated, via twitter, for perceived slights during the eulogies.

  • Interview & Review: Speaking with Sam Fox, Fox Restaurant Visionary, On All Things Epicurean

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Sam Fox, the creative visionary behind Fox Restaurant Concepts (FRC) and owner of Scottsdale's successful Olive & Ivy and The Henry (which are both reviewed), continues making strides in the national marketplace while creating a niche all his own.

  • Celebrity Interview: Stellan Skarsgard and Director Hans Petter Moland on the Making of In Order of Disappearance

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    In Order of Disappearance, from Magnet Releasing and Paradox, presents a devastated father as he comes to grips with his son's murder and inadvertently begins an inter-cartel slaughter in a revenge filled contemporary dark, Eastern European, drug smuggling comedic-drama.

  • New Properties Join National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World has added 14 new lodges to its prestigious collection of boutique hotels in remarkable destinations around the world. These new properties have each demonstrated their commitment to authenticity, excellence and sustainability, while offering outstanding guest experiences that support the protection of cultural and natural heritage.  

  • Money News: US, Asian, European Markets Rally; All Close Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The four major U.S. Indices, Dow Jones Industrial Average, NASDAQ, S&P 500 and Russell 2000 rallied over the past week as investors returned to the business of investing, regaining confidence set a rally in motion leading to a global recovery.