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Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Likely to be Sunburn

The ruddy colour of Jupiter’s famous Great Red Spot is likely a product of simple chemicals being broken apart by sunlight in the planet’s upper atmosphere, NASA researchers have said on Wednesday. The results presented by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft and laboratory experiments are based on a combination of data from the December 2000 Jupiter flyby, which contradicted the other leading ...

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