Winds in the Great Red Spot are getting faster

According to data from the Hubble space telescope winds in the biggest storm in the Solar system are getting faster. In last 11 years, which is how long year lasts on Jupiter, the winds at the edge of Great Red Spot got 8 % faster. It's not clear as to what is the cause if this increase. The clues are probably hidden under the jovian cloud cover.

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The Great Red Spot is the biggest storm in the Solar system. It has been observed continually since 1831, making it also the longest storm ever recorded.

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