Recently, some amateur scientists spotted some anomaly on the Jupiter planet. They found that the famous great red spot on the giant planet of the solar system is gradually disappearing. But, a physicist at California University, Philip Marcus, has a different opinion about the matter. He claims that the previously proposed death of the great red spot is simply over-exaggeration. During his speech in the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics, he gave a counter explanation of such abnormality.
Focusing on the Great Red Spot
The great red spot is nothing but a great storm on the surface of Jupiter. The place is situated on the southern hemisphere of the giant planet. Therefore, it turns anti-clockwise. So, the cyclone observed in that place is more like an anticyclone, rather than a cyclone. Robert Hooke was the first person to find the spot in 1664. The same giant storm has not undergone any changes in the last 350 years and still going strong.
The recent claim of the gradual extinction of the storm is not the first instance. Previously, many scientists predict the same in the way back in 2004. They compared the recent images of the storm with the information gathered 100 years back — scientists claiming that the storm was sinking rapidly since 2012.
Scientists were predicting that the end of the great red spot was near. But, another bunch of scientists claims that the separation of streamer from the great red spot is natural. They reveal that a week after separation, the spot produces the new streamer, and the process continues without any interruption.
As Jupiter rotates through its axis in a mere 10 hours, its challenging to locate the great red spot every time. Therefore, human beings consider themselves lucky to witness these phenomena. Professor Philip Marcus revealed that the answer lies in the source of the claim. He claimed that the observed phenomena are entirely natural, and nowhere close to the death of the great red spot.