But despite the Red Spot’s apparent shrinkage, new research suggests the cyclone itself is not losing any of its ferocity.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley) announced on Monday, November 25, the Jovian storm is still going strong.
The researchers presented their findings at a conference of the American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics.
In an article for The Conversation, Professor Marcus explained why the storm is not quite ready to die just yet.
He said: “In the last 10 years, but in the last five months in particular, the press has reported dire warnings that the Great Red Spot of Jupiter is dying.